Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights

February 29, 2016

 

 

Lifelines: The Poetry of Human Rights

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THANK YOU for joining us at "Life Lines: The Poetry of Human Rights" on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York! Poet activists Abena Busia, Robert Gibbons, Sara Goudarzi, Darrel Holnes, Elizabeth Lara and Evie Shockley inspired the crowd with poems on freedom, war/coups/conquests, family/love/memory and the craft of writing.

Lifelines, first launched in 2000, uses the transformative power of art to bring about social and political change.

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 We believe that poetry is the life blood of how we can live ethical lives. And, we are poets who bear witness and that witnessing is a witness to the complexities of our lives--both private and public.
— Abena Busia, poet, Chair of Gender Studies at Rutgers University and WLP Board member
 

SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016

10:30 AM

Church Center for the United Nations

2nd Floor

777 United Nations Plaza, First Avenue at 44th Street

New York, NY 10017

Featured Poets:

  • Abena Busia
  • Robert Gibbons
  • Sara Goudarzi
  • Darrel Holnes
  • Elizabeth Lara
  • Evie Shockley

 

Presented by WOMEN’S LEARNING PARTNERSHIP

in collaboration with

AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND USA and BLACK LIVES MATTER

 

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