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Women’s Center hosts Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, an award winning spoken word artist, will perform in the Student Union Hatch Ballroom on Feb. 25 from 7-9 p.m.

Before the performance, a workshop will take place from 12 to 1:30 in the Student Union Trueblood Room.

Kate Stevens, the Women’s Center program coordinator divulges into just how
excited she is.

“We have been working on hosting Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai here at Boise State since last summer. The workshop promises to be exciting, and based on my conversations with Kelly, and her videos, the performance is going to be breathtaking,” Stevens said.  “Kelly’s work is powerful and skillfully crafts a message about identity, consent and relationships.”

Zen-Yie Tsai has dedicated her life to standing up for cultural pride and doing her best to represent her lifestyle as a clear depiction of that dedication. She was born in Chicago and is a Brooklyn based Chinese Taiwanese American.

In addition to her spoken word poetry, she is also a playwright and film maker.

Throughout her life and because of her commitment, her work has been displayed in over 500 venues worldwide.

This event is presented by the Women’s Center, the Chinese Club, the English Majors Association and Gender
Studies Club.