Monday, January 16, 2017

WRITERS RESIST

Sunday January 15th 2017
Coinciding with the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., this family-friendly event featured readings and performances by artists and authors Andrew Solomon, Masha Gessen, Laurie Anderson, Rosanne Cash, Jeff Eugenides, Amy Goodman, Jacqueline Woodson, Monica Youn, A.M. Homes, Moustapha Bayoumi, Alexander Chee, Michael Cunningham, and others who read from a curated set of diverse writings and seminal texts that embody the ideals of democracy and free expression including excerpts from the Constitution, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sermons, George Orwell’s 1984, the Federalist Papers, and other prose and poetry selections. Broadway Kids Against Bullying will perform the new single ‘I Have a Voice.’
Peacefully protesting
...endangered Free Speech
"Louder Together"
Suheir Hammad
(LINK)

"Still against War"

Audre Lorde
(LINK)

"We the People" - "Freedom to Write"

"Not My President"
 

George Orwell
(LINK)

The lion perch

View from the stage
"Heil No"
"No tweeting bully can shut it up"
Broadway Kids sing "I Have a Voice"

Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky
The lion perch again
"Old School Progressive"

"Dare to Resist"


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6 comments:

deemallon said...

thank you thank you

Mo Crow said...

we are the grey warriors, witnessing with souls on deck, ready to mobilize when & where needed all around the world
namaste

Kim Andersen said...

Good works here - needful times for good work

Jeanne-Sylvie said...

I wave at you with sympathy from my corner of the world and send you my warmest thoughts.

Nancy said...

Thank you for taking us there too. :)

Liz Ackert said...

Belatedly here, but I shall return