Monday, January 8, 2018

GONNA OCCUPY MY MIND

(from Kim Anderson of the blog Art In Red Wagons)
Last Night at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey made an inspiring 9 minute speech, and though I didn't watch those awards it came to me from a blog I follow
The link will take you to another site
After watching, click back arrow to return here.
We are alive at one of the most destabilizing times in our National and International communities, and for many in our personal close to home lives. But I believe that the cumulative counter forces of truth and reason will prevail even if it might be too late to reverse climate change or restore our overburdened planet. It's never too late to step into the sphere of human consciousness to vote with every action and thought for what we most desire. It's never too late to be kind, to forgive and carry on, to stand firmly on the side of the abused and oppressed or to expose and resist tyranny.
https://youtu.be/L5rcrsCVbXw
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On January the 20th I will be celebrating my Seventy Fifth year and if I'm well enough, I'll be standing on the steps of the New York City Public library with Activists, Poets and Writers who stand for much of what is also in my heart.
It begins 5:30—6:30pm
476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"One year after our inaugural Writers Resist event, PEN America joins dozens of artists, arts organizations, and advocacy groups staging public events on Art Action Day. We'll host a sundown reading on the steps of the New York Public Library featuring literary texts that radically reimagine community and mutual aid in the face of xenophobia, hatred, and threats to our sense of truth. Our exciting and growing lineup so far includes André Aciman, Tina Chang, Álvaro Enrigue, Justin Vivian Bond, George Emilio Sanchez, Anne Waldman, and others reading from the work of Gloria Anzaldúa, James Baldwin, Joy Harjo, and many more. Join us as we assemble to energize our community action and coalition building for the year ahead."

I was there last year as well and blogged about it included is a full video of the event
Here
https://mscomfortzone.blogspot.com/2017/01/writers-resist.html 
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4 comments:

jude said...

75!
wow...

Mo Crow said...

the power of film to convey the message, the power of the pen to write the truth of the inequalities and brings hope for change, revolution is in the air, magic is afoot!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday a little early! thank you for your powerful statement of hope and determination. I listened to Oprah this morning -- so much strength and grace and intelligence in one person!

yvette said...

thanks for the links and wow 75....