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Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam Tournament October 19 to 21, 2018. Free admission to the pre-trials that will be held at Friends Meeting at Cambridge on Saturday, October 20, from 1:00 to 10:00pm and Sunday, October 21, from 2:00 to 6:00pm. All genders, races, origins, sexual orientations, abilities, religions etc. welcomed and appreciated. Mic is reserved for celebrating feminine voices. You can compete, be a festival participant, host a team or volunteer.

The finals will be held Sunday, October 21, at 6:00pm at First Church Parrish, Harvard Square, admission $12.

Overnight hosts are needed for visiting team. Sign up on the website for host registration. Learn more about F.E.M.S. here.

If you would like to volunteer for a two-hour shift during the tournament as an FMC host, sign in at https://tinyurl.com/y7j5qtky. Contact person Betsy Roper. We’d love to have you!

The Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) Tournament has been connected to Friends Meeting at Cambridge since Zenaida, Quaker Voluntary Service Alumni Fellow and Recruiter, fiercely needed a poetry space for feminine people. With the help of Friends for Racial Justice (FORJ), Zenaida’s spiritual nurturer, Patricia Wild, and a clearness committee, the tournaments’ inaugural slam in October 2017 was an incredible success filled with lessons and poets from around the country and Canada competing. Since then, FEMS has formed a board, become a certified 501(c)(3), started holding bi-monthly events at the Lucy Parsons Center in Jamaica Plain, organized a staff and have been working on year two! FEMS is a combination of so many feminine creative artists and organizers who meet throughout the year dreaming and inventing, but the tournament wouldn’t be possible without the help of the FMC and FORJ sponsorship, which provide a meeting place, or without volunteers from FMC.