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Slam the Hate

Saturday, November 17, 2012
  6–10 p.m.

Location: The Barn
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Category: Performance


Slam the Hate brings us together for an evening of spoken work and music by queer and trans performers of color, LGBTQ community resources, food and community-building. Performers include Crystal Cheatham, J Mase III, Regie Cabico, and the poet Emotions. Everyone welcome, both on- and off-campus. KUCR 88.3fm will be DJ-ing music all night.

Free fountain drinks, and giveaways of free food; and The Barn's happy hour menu will be open for you to purchase food, too.

**ASL interpreters will be available all evening.

$5 cash, attendants in Lot 1.

Sponsored by UCR's Associated Students Program Board*, Residence Hall Association, Diversity Initiatives, & LGBT Resource Center; KUCR 33.3fm; and by PRISM of La Sierra University. *ASPB Co-sponsorship grant of this event does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.

Crystal Cheatham is a well-traveled singer-songwriter in the Philadelphia area. Her range and style encompass folk, jazz, and blues. Having been raised on gospel and spoken word, her original tunes are packed with an emotional story you can’t wait to discover from song to song.

J Mase III is a Black/Trans/Queer/Rowdy-as-Hell Poet with a capital [P] based in Philly. As a performer and teaching poet J Mase III has rocked venues all across the country from San Diego to Boston at colleges and radio stations to group homes and youth centers. An organ donor, J Mase is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around and creator of the annual performance event Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine's Day Poetry Movement.

Crystal and J Mase III, in assocation with The Identity Kit and Soulforce, will also be presenting a workshop Thursday, November 15, noon at UCR's HUB 355 on being "Queer & Christian."

Regie Cabico is a poet and spoken word artist. He has been featured on two seasons of Def Poetry Jam on HBO (produced by Russell Simmons). Cabico is a critically acclaimed spoken word artist who has won top prizes in the 1993, 1994 and 1997 at National Poetry Slams. His poetry appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution and Slam. He was also featured in MTV's "Free Your Mind" Spoken Word Tour. Regie is the recipient of three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry and Multi-Discplinary Performance. He is a regular performer at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. Cabico is of Filipino American descent and is an out and proud gay man who has been called the Lady Gaga of spoken word poets.

Emotions is a therapist, activist, poet and entrepreneur. Emotions identifies as an African American, masculine of centered, lesbian, boi. Emotions has been writing poetry and performing spoken words for ten years. Recently, Emotions had the opportunity to facilitate a 12-week LBGTQ poetry workshop at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Emotions has a passion to create dialogue and conversation that deepens the overall connection of those who are gender non-conforming, trans, queer LGBTQ, POC, MOC, and straight allies. Emotions is also the co-producer, host and writer of a web series called Me&MyBois, which examines the experiences of masculine of center people, highlighting images of sophisticated, resiliency and complexity. "Masculinity is the way I express my gender in the most authentic and comfortable way. I try to wear my masculinity with as much sophistication as possible. My masculinity is dapper."
-Emotions the P.O.E.T., 2012

Additional Information:

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact Information:
Nancy Tubbs