Stillman College Hosts 100 Thousand Poets for Change Event
Tuscaloosa, AL--Stillman invites the community to participate in an “open mic” program to be held in conjunction with the international celebratory event “100 Thousand Poets for Change” on Friday, September 27, noon to 1 p.m., at the outdoor amphitheater on the campus. The College, which has celebrated the event each year since its inception in 2011, selected the theme “Living the Dream – 50 More Years” for its 2013 celebration. Students, faculty, staff and community members may sign up to present poetry, music and other creative works related to the theme. Pictured above are Jasmine McElwee-Malone (standing) and Chelsea Reese at the 2012 “100 Thousand Poets for Change” program, where they combined poetry and art in a dynamic and thought-provoking presentation.
Created by poet Michael Rothenberg, 100 Thousand Poets for Change is a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for positive change within the framework of peace and sustainability. From September 27 to 29, poets, musicians, writers, and others artists will host poetry readings, public demonstrations, community picnics, parades, concerts, and other events in recognition of the role of poetry and art in promoting social, environmental, and political change. Thus far, activities are planned in over 100 countries around the world and in hundreds of U.S. cities.
The entire Tuscaloosa community is invited to attend the open mic event, which is sponsored by the College’s Department of English. For additional information or to sign up to participate, contact Dr. Doris Davenport at 205-247-8127, Dr. Norman Golar at email@example.com, or Dr. David Saffo at 205-366-8813. The event is free and open to the public, and participants and attendees may bring their lunches. For information on 100 Thousand Poets for Change events nationwide and worldwide, visit: 100tpc.org.
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