English SPEAKout.docx - SPEAKout Summer Slam at the ROM Aug\/07\/2010 One Night Many Voices Last night the ROMs Institute for Contemporary Culture hosted

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SPEAKout Summer Slam at the ROM Aug/07/2010 One Night Many Voices Last night the ROM’s Institute for Contemporary Culture hosted a poetry slam event known as SPEAKout Summer Slam. Thirteen of Canada’s top young poets had the opportunity to compete in a head to head poetry contest for the judges’ approval and cash prizes. The event featured poets from all corners of the globe sharing their unique experiences and perspectives. Many topics from different viewpoints were discussed; the poets recited original works providing social commentary on issues ranging from racism and stereotypes to consumerism and media bias. According to the event’s organizers, participants needed to adhere to three core values: Respect, Purpose, and Community. Four speakers took to the stage for the poetic equivalent of hand to hand combat: Ahmed El Ahmady, Amal Ahmed Albaz, Chris Tse and Loh El The history of poetry slams dates back to 1984 in Chicago. During open mic nights, like-minded people would share their ideas and inspire others in an entertaining manner through spoken word poetry.
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  • Fall '18
  • English, Poetry, Hate crime, SpeakOut Summer Slam, Amal Ahmed Albaz, Ahmed El Ahmady, poetry slam event

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