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2024 Stats & Stanzas

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The School of Public Health Stats and Stanza 2024 event

Join Us For an Evening of Poetry


“Poetry is not a luxury.” Audre Lorde

Poetry offers a necessary space for healing, resistance, and resurgence as public health engages pressing concerns like structural racism, racialized police violence, and climate change. It has the power to push boundaries and reimagine narratives of health equity—opening new dialogues that (re)center the voice and agency of those most burdened by health inequities.

In pursuit of racial and health justice, this event illuminates the necessity of both Stats *and* Stanzas to create public health futures of radical possibility.
Join us for an evening of poetry for the public’s health, featuring readings from youth poets from SEI, Dr. Ryan J. Petteway, and our special guest Jae Nichelle, poet and author of “God Themselves” and “The Porch (As Sanctuary).”
Also featuring:

  • Guest DJ Andre Conroy will be spinning tracks from The Public Health MixTape, curated by Sylvia Rivera
  • Free food
  • Poetry Competition

FREE Parking at the SEI headquarters: 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Bring the kids. Bring the fam. Bring the homies. Bring the notepads. Bring the love.

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