Community Event: UW Dawg Daze: Social Justice Spoken Word/Poetry Open Mic

September 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House
4249 Whitman Court
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)
Community Event: UW Dawg Daze: Social Justice Spoken Word/Poetry Open Mic @ UW wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House | Seattle | WA | US

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Sponsored by Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Law, Societies, and Justice (University of Washington), The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington, Diversity Minor @ UW, and the UW School of Social Work

Free event, open to all! Please register in advance as a guest, and/or to sign-up for open mic performing (sign-up will also be available on site on a space available basis). Guest registration is requested and encouraged, but not required:


A Dawg Daze event! Hosted in collaboration, by:
– UW Law, Societies & Justice
– UW American Indian Studies
– UW American Ethnic Studies
– UW Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
– UW School of Social Work
– UW Diversity Minor

Are you passionate about social justice, equity, and activism? Inspired by poetic spoken word art? Join us for this one-time Dawg Daze performance event! Free popcorn/candy/snacks available.

Meet new friends and be dazzled by amazing feature poets and brave open mic performers! All are welcome to perform during open mic (on a space available basis; first-come, first-served sign-up will be available and time allotment will depend on number of poets). Performers are asked to focus on issues including but not limited to: social justice, equity, identity, and social change. We welcome all, and will strive to make this is a safe, inclusive space.

Please contact Dave Morrin ( or Kai Wise ( with questions.


Open mic, plus exciting performances by passionate feature poets including:

– Fabian Romero
– Third Andresen
– Mariama Suwaneh
– John Eklof
– Troy Osaki
– Runa Pitoitua
– Hosted by MC and poet Ananya Garg

*A UW Dawg Daze event* hosted in collaboration by: UW School of Social Work | American Indian Studies | American Ethnic Studies | Law, Societies & Justice | Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies | Diversity Minor

Fabian Romero (Purepécha) is a two spirit poet, filmmaker, artist and P.h.D. student in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. Fabian’s academic and artistic interests integrate settler colonialism, performance, Latin American, race and gender studies with storytelling and poetry.

John Eklof is a poet, educator, and community organizer from Lakewood, Washington. He’s been a professional public speaker for over ten years and has traveled all throughout the northwest speaking on subjects such as social justice, leadership development, and changing our world. John has written for local publications including the International Examiner and the Seattle Globalist and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation. John completed his undergrad degree in American Ethnic Studies, as well as a master’s in Multicultural Education at UW and is currently working in the Bellevue School District as a racial equity specialist.

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