Date(s) - 01/15//2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1 Frank H Ogawa Plz
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POETS PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP
What: A Nation-wide action by poets from Austin to Chicago, New Orleans to St. Louis, San Francisco to Sacramento.
When: January 15, 2017 at 1PM (Local time).
Where: Oakland CA, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA
Contact: Paul Corman-Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Sunday, January 15, at 1PM (local times) in protest against a Donald Trump presidency, poets across the United States will mount readings on the front steps of their respective city halls (as well as other venues).
Citizens from all walks of life are welcome to come and have their say in talk or poetic form. The choice of City Hall front steps for the events is to underscore the citizen-run nature of the event. This is not a cultural happening: it is a citizen uprising in verse. Donald Trump’s presidency represents the first American dictatorship in this nation’s history and must be stopped at all costs. With the Fourth Estate under seige it is now up to writers, poets, artists and musicians to join in and put our shoulders to the wheel. Together we can offer the companionshp and courage to be found in great verse. There is no Post-Truth Era for the world of poetry.
The effort is the brainchild of poet and author Alan Kaufman, editor of the bestselling The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and the poet Michael Rothenberg, director of One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change.