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Slam poet coming to conference

GENEVA — Slam poet Lenelle Moise will present at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, as part of The Women’s Collective’s conference on women’s issues on the HWS campus.

Titled “Searching for the Sunlight: From the Roots to the Future, Building an Inclusive Women’s Movement,” the conference will be Oct. 26-30, and also include a Fisher Center lecture, a President’s Forum Speaker, and several local presenters.

Moise’s latest work, “Womb-Words, Thirsting,” premiered at the Kitchen Theatre Company last fall. Her website describes her as “A self-identified ‘hyphenated promosexual poet,'” who “creates personal/political texts about the spirits in sexuality, masculinities, being bicultural (Haitian-American), and other intersecting identity markers.”

She recites from scrolls, from memory, and with movement. Other appearances this summer and fall are at Amherst College, Ithaca College, her alma mater, and Smith College.

Moise is the author of three chapbooks, “Stripes,” “Womb-Words Thirsting,” and “Repeat 7 Times.”

Saturday’s speakers at the conference will address several issues including racism and white privilege, LGBT, midwifery and natural birth methods, reproductive rights, disability rights, religious issues, the politics of health care, women in male-dominated fields, violence against women, the effects of sex trafficking, environmental justice, women farm workers, men’s role in the women’s movement, art and activism, and women in sports. Many will offer workshops and panel discussions on those issues later in the day.

On Sunday morning, a bus trip will be offered to Seneca Falls, to see the Women’s Rights sites, museums and the Women’s Interfaith Institute.