Joaquín Zihuatanejo

Social Justice: A Movement Not a Moment Spoken Word Performance Competition

Joaquín ZihuatanejoUNT Alum, Joaquín Zihuatanejo, is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest his work depicts the essence of barrio life, writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems.

Zihuatanejo will join the 2017 Equity and Diversity Conference both as a workshop presenter and performer. Students have an opportunity to perform with Zihuatanejo via the “Social Justice: A Movement Not a Moment” Spoken Word Competition held the evening of the conference from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click here to enter the spoken word competition and for more information.


Competition Rules:

Poems must be no longer than 5 minutes and must be categorized under one of the following themes:

  1. Bias Awareness
  2. Discrimination policies and practices
  3. Gender and gender identity
  4. Race and ethnicity
  5. Social justice education

All applicants will also be required to audition their piece in front of a selection committee.

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