Spoken Word Artist Jinahie

In honor of Women's History Month, UMUC is offering a presentation by spoken word artist Jinahie on this year's theme, set by the National Women's History Project: Nevertheless She Persisted. The phrase was born when Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) refused to be silenced during a confirmation hearing in 2017 and is now used to recognize women who persevere in fighting all forms of discrimination against women.

Jinahie ("my wings" in Arabic) is an Egyptian-American performance artist, educator, and social justice activist. Pulling from her own heritage, Jinahie mixes art and activism to explore what it means to create with a conscience. In her performances at colleges and universities across the country, she has collected hundreds of what she calls "potluck poems," created as a collaboration among audience members who each contribute a line during her live performances. Jinahie has also performed at TEDxFoggyBottom, the Sundance Film Festival, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, and Kennedy Center, as well as being a featured performer during a showing of the Pulitzer Prize–winning drama Ruined for Michelle Obama.

Don't miss this opportunity to honor those who fight discrimination against women.


Friday, March 16, 2018
Noon–1 p.m.


UMUC Academic Center at Largo Auditorium

Light refreshments will be served. Respond early. Seating is limited. Admission is free.

Presented in special partnership with the University System of Maryland Women's Forum.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at accessibilityservices@umuc.edu or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.