May 31 - 03:40pm - 05:40pm
Any movement for social change must be generated by a political imagination, that space where we re-envision and recreate the human soul beyond the purely political, social, or technological. Any progressive social change must be imagined first, and that vision must find its most eloquent possible expression to move from vision to reality. Come and join this conversation with five political poets who will share some of their work, along with their thoughts about why poetry matters for activists and social movements. We will then invite your participation.
Sponsoring Journal: National Writers Union
Participants: Chair/Facilitator- Steve Bloom
Speakers/Co-Facilitators: Raymond Nat Turner; Martín Espada; Lauren Schmidt; Lora Tucker
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
524 West 59th St, New York, NY 10019, Rm. 1.61