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Chatham University to host Emmy, Peabody, and Tony award-winner Georgia ME in celebration of Women of Color HerStory Month

PITTSBURGH (February 18, 2013) … Chatham University will host a free public performance by African-American poet and spoken word artist Georgia ME (Tamika Harper) as part of the Women of Color HerStory Month Celebration on Thursday, February 21, at 8 p.m. on the Shadyside Campus in the Eddy Theater.

Nationally known poet Georgia ME is on a mission to inspire, motivate, and uplift with stories from peers and create spoken word pieces. She has performed across the country, including such major venues as the Radio City Music Hall, the Apollo Theater, and the Orpheum Theatre. Georgia ME has received a Peabody and Tony Award, as well as an Emmy award for “HBO Def Poetry.”

About Chatham University
Chatham University, founded in 1869, is located in the vibrant Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preparing students from around the world, Chatham’s enrollment throughout the past decade was the fastest growing in the Pittsburgh region. With enrollment of over 2,300 students and consisting of an undergraduate women’s college and co-educational graduate and online programs, Chatham has consistently been ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Offering challenging academics and innovative programming in the fields of sustainability and the environment, health and lab sciences, creative and liberal arts, and business and entrepreneurship, a Chatham education is designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s economy, today.

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