Poet Gabriela Garcia Medina to speak in online event

Kayla Ivan, Arts and Culture Manager

Are you looking for something fun to do with your friends this weekend and tired of watching Netflix series on repeat? Poet Gabriela Garcia Medina will be performing for students online on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Along with being a poet, Medina is a spoken word artist. Her content regards a range of topics including social injustice and identity. She uses humor to express her thoughts and stories.

Medina has traveled throughout the country to over 800 colleges to perform her award-winning spoken word art. She has opened up for musical artists such as the Black Eyed Peas and Pitbull, and some of her poems have been used in Dove, Coca Cola and Toyota commercials. Medina has also been in the press for her work, including The Huffington Post and The Daily Beacon.

Medina’s performance for RWU will be full of her talents in spoken word art along with her poetic use of words. Writers and non-writers alike will be entertained by her storytelling. The event is sure to be a wonderful experience.

You won’t want to miss out on her event, which is to be hosted by Student Programs, Leadership and Orientation (SPLO) and the Multicultural Student Union (MSU). The registration link for the virtual event can be found on Hawk Link and Corq. If you are interested in learning more about Medina before the performance, check out her website here: gabrielagarciamedina.com.