#BlackPoetsSpeakOut. Are You Listening?
December 03, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Poets Amanda Johnston, Mahogany L. Browne, Jonterri Gadson, Jericho Brown & Sherina Rodriguez have been curating a campaign called #BlackPoetsSpeakOut to feature black poets across the country sharing poems in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson
BLACK POETS SPEAK OUT Statement
In light of the continuous murders of black people across the nation, Black poets across the country are sharing video responses in solidarity with those who refuse to accept these atrocities as a normal condition of black life. We are using the force of our art to transform policy. We can no longer settle for incremental adjustments. We are calling for an absolute transformation. We will not be done until we see justice for the murder of black people.
More Details + We NeeD Your Help
Poets Amanda Johnston, Mahogany L. Browne, Jonterri Gadson, Jericho Brown & Sherina Rodriguez organized this platform to support a collective response to this nation's continued murder of Black people. Visit www.blackpoetsspeakout.tumblr.com for more information and for the full list of videos.
Contribute a Poem
We encourage you to share these poems as well as contribute your own poems to this collective internet catharsis and tag them with #blackpoetsspeakout.
Share on Your Networks and tag #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
Thank you for participating.