Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Writers discuss resisting Trump at "Poems for Democracy" next week

Speak truth to power

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:41 AM

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Join fellow writers and activists at PURE Theater next Tues. March 28 from 7:30-10 p.m. for a night of spoken word. Together, local voices will, as the event says, "speak their truth about the policies of the Trump administration and empower audience members to get involved with local activism opportunities."

The evening is free to attend though guests will have the opportunity to donate to the five participating organizations: Southerners on New Ground, the Center for Women, We Are Family, #BlackLivesMatter, and the Lowcountry Homeless Coalition. Local poets will perform including South Carolina's poet laureate Marjory Wentworth, Matthew Foley, Saeed Jones, Queen Christine, Maya Green, Nick Thompson, City Paper columnist Jessie Parks, and more.

Organizer Foley says that the event has three main goals: create a space for local writers to voice their opposition to the Trump administration; spark dialogue in the community about the ramifications of Trump's presidency; and raise money for local organizations that are promoting equality, justice, and democratic values.

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