The Building Community Through the Arts program was established as a community outreach project designed to reach the diverse external communities served by Purdue University Northwest. The program is directed by an advisory committee whose members represent diverse areas from across the campus community.
The program helps to fulfill an important part of our mission at Purdue University Northwest, which is to provide excellent educational preparation for our students, while also providing an opportunity to promote the communities we serve. We are extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy such an overwhelming response, semester after semester, from our faculty, staff and students as well as individuals and organizations that represent our ethnically and culturally rich communities.
Black History Month
“Truth is on its way” Poetry Slam
Purdue University Northwest
CHESS Art Gallery
7011 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond IN 46323
Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 4:30 PM
Free & Open to the Public
Featuring underground slam poet “Raych” Jackson
Refreshments will be served
Giveaways at the door
Questions? Email Rachel Pollack or call 219-989-2272.
- Each poem must be of the poet’s own construction.
- Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.
- The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments.
- Of the scores the poet receives from the three judges, the total scores are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.
- Swearing will result in point deductions.