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Friday 02/26

The Spoken Experience: Rebellion

Friday, February 26, 2021

Focusing on the theme “Rebellion” all UC Merced faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit original work in a spoken word format no longer than six (6) minutes.  The submission, in addition to the selected theme, allows students/staff/faculty to actively engage in practicing their free speech rights, while potentially sharing stories about another time they exercised their free speech rights.

The Prizes will be gift card to the UCM Bookstore

First Place: $200 Second Place: $100 Third Place: $75


Submit your Spoken Word here. Upload your submission through this email.


TikTok: Words Have Power and So Do I

Friday, February 26, 2021

Submissions will be in the style of TikTok (one-minute videos) addressing the theme of words having power and how one have or uses their voice(s) to enhance, reimagine a thriving inclusive UC Merced community.

The prize will be a gift card to the UCM Bookstore

The submissions will be viewed by the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity staff and other invited judges to determines awards winners 

All submissions must be entered by 5pm on Monday, March 8, 2021. Winners will be determined by Wednesday, March 18, 2021. All the best Bobcats!


Free Speech Website Launch

Friday, February 26, 2021