OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Spoken word/hip hop poets perform at OSU

03/27/2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A performance by Climbing PoeTree will take place Thursday, April 10, from 7-9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom at Oregon State University.

Climbing PoeTree interweaves spoken word, hip hop, pan flute beat boxing and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate and irresistible.

Boundary-breaking soul sisters Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman's performance explores diverse themes, including healing from state and personal violence; environmental justice; civil rights; sexuality; and women's empowerment. They weave together their voices to draw vital connections between shared struggles and common solutions in a critical moment in human history.

Praised by everyone from Angela Davis to Cornel West, Climbing PoeTree has performed around the world, and alongside performers and speakers including Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu and Vandana Shiva.

Climbing PoeTree will share multimedia excerpts of their latest theater production “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages In Water.”

For more information: http://www.climbingpoetree.com

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About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution. OSU is also Oregon’s only university to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Its more than 26,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 90 nations. OSU programs touch every county within Oregon, and its faculty teach and conduct research on issues of national and global importance.