||'One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives' Aug. 18
This article shared 1835 times since Thu Aug 13, 2020
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., the Poetry Coalitiona network of 25+ literary organizations that includes Lambda Literary and Young Chicago Authorswill present "One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives."
In this first-ever nationwide reading curated by the coalition, a poet invited by each member organization will share a poem in support of Black lives.
Representing Lambda Literary will be Lambda Fellow Matthew Thompson. Also performing will be 2020 Lambda Trustee Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown as well as former Lammy finalists Kazim Ali and Safia Elhillo.
Additional poets include Prisca Afantchao, Sojourner Ahebee, Meera Dasgupta, Kwame Dawes, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Martín Espada, Sesshu Foster, Kimberly Jae, Raina J. Leon, Mwatabu Okantah, Alberto Ríos, Terisa Siagatonu, Emma Trelles, Monica Youn and Avery R. Young.
RSVP at www.crowdcast.io/e/OnePoem/register .
This article shared 1835 times since Thu Aug 13, 2020
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Photographer/activist Ed Negron's funeral will take place Aug. 3|
On his own Facebook page, one of the brothers of the late Chicago photographer/activist Ed Negron has revealed the details of his impending funeral. According to Leo Negron Rodriguez, Negron's funeral will take place at ...
|NATIONAL Amazon, condo collapse, T-shirt controversy, GLSEN |
At least two Amazon employees have resigned in recent weeks to protest the company's decision to continue to sell a book they say frames young people who identify as transgender as mentally ill, NBC News reported. ...
|BOOKS Author, activist Roy Wesley on his new book about his father|
Gay Chicago author, activist and Fermalogic, Inc. COO Roy Wesley has written a new book about his father—Invisible Vision: The hidden story of Dr. Newton K. Wesley, American contact-lens pioneer. Windy City Times: What made you ...
|American Blues to present 'The Great American (and French) Songbook' |
On Friday, July 16, American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present The Great American (and French) Songbook, performed by Suzy Petri and guests as part of its music series ...
|SHOWBIZ 'Pray Away,' film contest, LGBTQ book, musicians, 'Star Trek'|
The new Netflix Original Documentary Pray Away, from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, will make its global launch on the platform Aug. 3, a press release noted. In the film, former leaders of the ...
|SHOWBIZ Wanda Sykes on TV, trans jazz musician, book award, 'Red Table Talk'|
Wanda Sykes has been tapped for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of Robert and Michelle King's legal drama The Good Fight, on Paramount+, Deadline noted. She will play Allegra Duradoa brilliant, strategic attorney ...
|Holocaust Memorial Museum presents "How Lesbian and Gay Resistance Leaders Defied Nazi Persecution"|
--From a press release - To celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ community this month, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its forthcoming Facebook Live virtual event, "Pride Month: Defying Nazi Persecution," on Wednesday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m. ET. The ...
|BOOKS Grandma, Grace Jones are heroes in non-binary author's children's book
Non-binary author, alternative hip hop artist, mother and activist Ris iRAWniQ Anderson has published the children's book in Charlie's Best Work Yet. Charlie's Best Work Yet tells the semi-autobiographical story of Charliea shy, artistic ...
|New book: Majority Leader Hoyer unsung hero of Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal|
--From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — In a new book, LGBTQ Lobbying in the United States, authored by Dr. Christopher Pepin-Neff, LGBTQ researcher and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Sydney and first lobbyist for Don't ...
|The Cost of Pride: Research goes inside LGBTQ movement's two decades of progress|
--From a press release - Sydney, Australia — With LGBTQ Pride Month upon us, new University of Sydney research released today paints a vivid picture of how the LGBTQ community has achieved groundbreaking advancements over the past two decades. The study ...
|BOOKS Precious Brady-Davis has arrived|
Recently honored by Mayor Lightfoot and the LGBTQ Advisory Council as a community leader who has "helped build the foundation for a more welcoming, equitable and inclusive Chicago," Precious Brady-Davis wants to do it all. She ...
|"Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" at Chicago Cultural Center
--From a press release - "Chicago: Where comics came to life (1880-1960)" opens Saturday, June 19 at Chicago Cultural Center. The new exhibition celebrates Chicago as the comics capital of the world. Current exhibitions include ...
|New book sets the record straight on Act Up New York|
Novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, journalist, screenwriter, LGBTQ+-rights activist and AIDS historian Sarah Schuman preserves the power of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) while laying everything out about ...
|Lambda Literary Award winners announced|
On June 1, Lambda Literary announced the winners of its 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The winners were selected by a panel of more than 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from more ...
|Temple Beth-El to offer 'Drag Queen Story Time' on June 5|
Temple Beth-El, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Northbrook, will hold "Drag Queen Story Time" on Saturday, June 5, 4-4:45 p.m., on Zoom. The all-ages event will feature Merriam Levkowitz, described on a flyer as "Chicago's premier ...