NECC Chamber Ensemble to Perform Free Holiday Concert
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Award-winning Poet is White Fund Lecturer
December 9, 2016 – 8:15 pm
Award-winning poet will perform during White fund lecture in January.

Award-winning poet, Denice Frohman, will perform during the White Fund lecture in January.

Denice Frohman, the lesbian author of the poem “Dear Straight People,” which went viral with well over two million views on YouTube, will perform during “An Evening with Denice Frohman” at the Thursday, January 19, 2017, White Fund lecture offered in partnership with Northern Essex Community College at 7 p.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-71 North Parish Road in Lawrence.

This event is free and open to the public.

An award-winning poet, writer, speaker, and educator, Frohman’s work challenges narratives, around race, gender, and sexuality.  Born and raised in New York City, she is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion; 2014 CantoMundo Fellow;  2014 National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures Fund for the Arts grant recipient; 2013 Hispanic Choice Award recipient for “Creative Artist of the Year,”; 2013 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champion; and 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient.

Her work has been commissioned by ESPN, mitú, the City of Philadelphia (“UnLitter Us” Campaign), and GALAEI (Gay and Lesbian Latino Aids Education Initiative). It has appeared in the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and ESPNW; literary publications such as The Quarry, The Apiary, Narrative Northeast, and Alight; and the forthcoming book, Jotas: An Anthology of Queer Latina Voices.

She has performed and taught poetry across the country and internationally at arts venues, rallies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, conferences, detention centers, and The White House.

Frohman has a Master’s in Education and was the former Program Director at The Philly Youth Poetry Movement.

Her work is predominantly focused on social change and seeks to challenge the borders that divide people. As a lesbian from a multi-cultural background (Puerto Rican and Jewish), her work is about identity, challenging oppressive narratives, and claiming the power to be who you are.

The White Fund’s purpose is to have a free series of interactive presentations for Lawrence area adults, youth, and children. The audience is encouraged to seek wisdom, cultural enrichment, and intellectual enhancement by attending and participating.

The views expressed in the White Fund Enlightenment Series Presentations are the views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Northern Essex Community College.

Funded by a generous financial gift from the Honorable Daniel Appleton White, the White Fund Lecture Series has provided cultural conversation featuring well-known lecturers in fields such as history, literature, travel, the arts, and politics. The White Fund is collaborating with Northern Essex on this series.

For additional information or to be notified of upcoming events in the White Fund Enlightenment Series, contact Analuz Garcia at or call 978-738-7423 or visit the White Fund website.