The UWindsor student group Get Real will host a poetry slam titled “Rainbow Rhythm and Rhyme” on Tuesday, November 29, 5 to 7 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre Commons.
The poetry will revolve around topics such as LGBTIQ+, gender, and intersectionality.
“Our mission is to defeat homophobia and bullying and promote inclusive language,” says the group’s president Victoria Pedri, “It is also about self-expression, arts, and entertainment.”
While homophobia is an issue present on campus and in the community, Pedri says many people are actively fighting it.
“I believe a lot of the problem lies within our language and a larger misunderstanding of gender and the LGBTQ+ community,” says Pedri, “It’s why education, inclusive language, and kindness are so important to our mission.”