Starting on fall 2016 the Women’s and Gender Studies program together with the then librarian Carrie Moran from the John C. Hitt Library inaugurated a monthly open mic event over lunch time to celebrate our UCF community of students, faculty and staff. The events are free and open to the public. Poets, singers, friends and audience share poetry, spoken word, announce events, sing, share memories and play their favorite instruments hoping to create a safe space for expression in campus. Here is a story written by Paola Perez about Open Heart/Open Mic. We would like to thank our library liaison Megan Haught for her support and help this year. Come and join us in 2018 spring term!