Advancing Justice with the Poetry of Witness and Community Engagement: Kundiman’s Together We Are New York in Re-Envisioning 9/11
Featuring: April Naoko Heck, Eugenia Leigh, Zohra Saed, and Purvi Shah
Saturday, March 24
11:30 am - 1 pm
True Reformer, Board Room
1200 U Street NW, Washington, DC
For communities facing the aftermath of 9/11, poetry of witness is vital. In this roundtable, Kundiman poets examine how poetry rooted in Asian American community oral history can further social justice as well as community healing and transformation. The poets will share their work interviewing community members and producing poetry as part of Kundiman’s innovative 9/11 public arts project,Together We Are New York. This roundtable not only provides voices from poets within marginalized communities–Asian American, South Asian, and Muslim–but also demonstrates how poetry can be relevant to community members who may not even read poetry. This session provides a valuable lens for making poetry relevant through investigating how writing can engage history, community needs, and social justice.
This is a Split This Rock Poetry Festival event. You must be registered to attend.