Poet Magdalena Gomez to perform at UW Tacoma May 23

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Award-winning Puerto Rican performance poet and playwright Magdalena Gomez will give a performance at UW Tacoma Wednesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. in the Walsh Gardner Building, room 308.

Gomez is a well-known poet and writer who has presented her work across the country. She released a poetry CD, AmaXonica: Howls from the Left Side of My Body, in 2004.

Gomez is also an arts educator who has worked with youth, community workers and other educators for 30 years on addressing social justice issues through the arts. She is currently on the faculty of SmART Schools, based in the Education Development Center in Newton, Mass., and is a guest artist with the Arts Literacy Project at Brown University. She is also on the faculty of the Women of Color Leadership Network at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Her performance is presented by Assistant Professor Beverly Naidus. For information, contact the UW Tacoma Office of Communications at (253) 692-4536.

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May 13, 2007