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Healing as Justice: Judge and Poetry Slam Sign-up

March 22 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 11:59 pm

Judge and Poetry Slam Sign-up
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HEALING AS JUSTICE
with speaker Lepa Mladjenovic (feminist, lesbian, and anti-war activist) and live student Poetry Slam
Organized by Adrianna Bugliarello-Wondrich and presented by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities

About “Healing as Justice”
“Healing as Justice” is a concept that seeks justice, healing, and reparations outside of our existing justice system and in a way that centers around the needs and healing of the victims rather than the insufficient punishment of the perpetrators. The healing justice movement is a response to both individual instances of trauma and issues of generational trauma faced by certain racial groups, gender identity groups, religious groups, etc. The movement ensures that justice is regarded holistically, dealing not only with individual events but also addressing root causes of injustices, giving communities and individuals the necessary resources and power for determining and facilitating healing processes that promote recovery and resilience, and making sure healing is accessible to those at every level of economic and social privilege. Victims deserve to be the main focus of justice and to have power over their own healing.
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POETRY SLAM DETAILS:

*Slam only open to currently enrolled Rutgers students and poetry must be original and presented live (no pre-recorded poems).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 7th 11:59 pm EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 14th!

This event will take place on April 16th at 5pm EST on Zoom. The event is anticipated to be 2-2.5 hours long. The poetry slam will consist of two rounds. The highest scoring poets from the first round will advance to round two, and the top three highest-scoring poets in round two will receive $100, $50, and $25 gift cards respectively.

Poem Guidelines:
1. Poems may be no more than three minutes long.
2. No language that is racist, sexist, ableist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, etc.
3. Poems must fit in with the idea of “Healing is Justice”. However, your interpretation of how to apply this concept may be quite broad: You may perform a poem about the idea of healing justice itself, a poem about something you, your community, society, etc needs healing from, a poem that, through its creation, has been an important tool for your own healing, a poem that has helped you take the power and process of your healing from any form of singular, ongoing, or generational trauma into your own hands and/or the hands of your community, or whatever else you feel applies.
4. Since this poetry slam consists of two rounds, if you are selected to perform you will need to have two poems fully prepared by the time of the event.

POET SIGN-UP HERE: https://go.rutgers.edu/jyx20cb5

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JUDGE DETAILS:

*Judges should either be Rutgers faculty or students.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 7th 11:59 pm EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 14th!

This event will take place on April 16th at 5pm EST on Zoom. The event is anticipated to be 2-2.5 hours long. The poetry slam will consist of two rounds. As a judge, you will be responsible for listening to and scoring each poet’s performance on a scale of 1-10. You will need to arrive on the Zoom call 15 minutes early on the day of the event.

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Details

Start:
March 22 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 14 @ 11:59 pm
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