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E-M:/ EJ Poetry Slam, Tomorrow!



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Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>
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This event is being organized by the UM Environmental Justice Group. 
For more info check out www.umich.edu/~poetslam or email 
Poetryslam@umich.edu

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>Announcing: The First Ever Environmental Justice Poetry Slam
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>Date: Thursday, November 21st 2002
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>Location: Michigan Union, U-Club
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>Time: Doors open at 8pm going till ???
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>Prizes: 1st=$500.00, 2nd=$300.00, 3rd=$100.00, All = a chance to 
>become a founding member of the U of M Environmental Justice Poetry 
>Slam team and travel around the country.
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>The Rules are as follows:
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>1) First fifteen poets to sign up (five youth poets, ten U of M 
>students) will have a chance to compete, doors open at 8 PM
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>2) Poetry slam teams WILL be allowed, they will only count as one 
>poet. You may not compete as a team AND as an individual.
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>3) You have 3 minutes to do an original piece with no props or 
>musical accompaniment.
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>What we're looking for?Poems under 3 minutes in length about Environmental
>Justice, Environmental Racism, Environmental Equity,
>Environmental Degradation; all poems should in someway relate to the 
>theme of Environmental Justice.
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>Environmental justice is the idea that all people and all 
>communities, regardless of their wealth, ethnicity, or social 
>status, have the right to a clean and healthy environment for 
>themselves and their children. In southeast Michigan, as in the US 
>and the world in general, low-income communities and communities of 
>color are home to more than their share of toxic threats from 
>polluting industries to decaying infrastructure, resulting in 
>environmental injustices.
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>Feature Poet: Steven "Bonafide" Rojas out of Chi-town, as featured 
>on HBO's Def Jam
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>Guest Appearance: by Mayor John Hieftje of Ann Arbor
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>Brought to you by:
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>The Environmental Justice Group
>(www.umich.edu/~umej)
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>The Environmental Justice Initiative of the School of Natural 
>Resources & Environment
>(www.snre.umich.edu)
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>The U-Club
>(www.umich.edu/~poetslam)
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>For More info check out www.umich.edu/~poetslam or email Poetryslam@umich.edu


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Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)


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