Elizabeth Acevedo brings intense spoken word to Bates VCS

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Elizabeth Acevedo performed several of her spoken word poems in the Benjamin E. Mays Center this past Thursday. Known for her discussion of social issues such as race, many students were excited to host her last week. Acevedo did not disappoint; performing poems dealing with race and gender relations, she discussed complex issues within her poems.

Sarah Keith ’18 reported, “She did a really good job of having serious poems while keeping the mood light in between poems. She tried to bring up big problems in the world – like race problems and BLM – without placing blame.” Performers and visitors like Acevedo are what make Bates so unique, and students look forward to more performances that present difficult topics and discussions in the future.

Elizabeth Acevedo performs her poems at VCS. DREW PERLMUTTER/THE BATES STUDENT

Elizabeth Acevedo performs her poems at VCS. DREW PERLMUTTER/THE BATES STUDENT

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