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March 8th, 2009
Poet Gina Loring to perform at Texas State

STAFF REPORT

Gina Loring, an award-winning slam poet, will perform at Texas State on March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Alkek Library teaching theater.

Loring’s performance is part of a new series at Texas State called “Women, Civic Responsibility and Political Activism.”

Loring has appeared on television shows such as Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam in 2002, where she was the top-ranked female poet, and and Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Lyric Cafe. She has also worked with the Declare Yourself voting tour and P. Diddy’s “Vote or Die” campaign. Loring is featured as a singer/songwriter on the Brand New Heavies album “We Won’t Stop.”

In 2007, Loring was the first American hip-hop artist invited to perform in Kuwait. She was invited back in 2008 and spent ten days there working with high school students.

The event also is sponsored by the Texas State Department of History, the Equity and Access Office, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Multicultural Programming Committee, University College, Hip Hop Congress, Campus Activities and Student Organizations and the University Honors Program.

For more information, contact Greg Andrews at (512) 245-2142. The event is free and open to the public.

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