CityViews 3/26/12: Race & Mormonism/Poetry Slam Champ


Segment 1:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is becoming increasingly diverse, but many still see the church as racist, stemming from its refusal to ordain men of African descent to the priesthood prior to 1978. On Monday, we’ll talk about the legacy of the priesthood ban and how race could play into Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations.


  • Max Mueller, phD candidate at Harvard
  • Tamu Smith, actor



Segment 2:

Earlier this month, 72 competitors met in Denver at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and local slam poet DeAnn Emett made it to the top 12. She now moves on to compete for a spot on the Salt Lake City team headed to the National Poetry Slam this summer. On Monday, DeAnn Emett joins us to talk about poetry as a competitive sport.


  • DeAnn Emett

Ten local slam poets – including DeAnn Emett – will compete for a spot on the 2012 Salt Lake City team on Monday, March 26 at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill, 358 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Admission is $5.


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