Straw Mat Writers Resist Protest Readings

Thursday  2 February  2017  6:00 PM    Thursday  2 February  2017 9:00 PM
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Straw Mat Writers is hosting a Writers Resist Protest Reading with local writers, artists, and organizations.

Featured Readers:
Banke Awopetu
Albert Abonado
Cathy Smith
Adrian Hale
Henry Padron
Brad Craddock
Nayda Pares-Kane
Lu Highsmith
Anderson Allen
Mara Ahmed

Straw Mat Writers
Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose
Pam Emigh-Murphy
Maria Frances Brandt
Angelique Stevens

Over the last few weeks, Writer's Resist protest readings have popped up all over the country. The original Writers Restist protest was launched by poet and Vida co-founder Erin Belieu and was co-sponsored in new York by PEN America.

Our Straw Mat protest reading, like many of the events across the country, will voice resistance to hate speech and threats to democracy, celebrate free speech and diversity, advocate for accuracy in reporting and transform the margins into new frontiers. In addition to our 12 featured speakers, there will be an open mic at intervals throughout the night.

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Nox: Craft Cocktails & Comfort Food
302 N Goodman St E101, Rochester, 14607, NY, United States

Mara Ahmed Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/02/2017 18:25
thank u for hosting such a wonderful event. i felt welcome there, even though i didn't know anyone. it was a warm and supportive gathering, albeit full of powerful words and ideas. here are some pictures i took at our table.

Kate Bates Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 02/02/2017 01:45
Wish i had more advance notice would have loved to go, please tell me all about it after.

Sarah Wilson LeCount Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 02/02/2017 00:26
Sorry I can't be there . . .
Daniella Insalaco
-- 02/02/2017 00:26
We will miss you!

Rachel McKibbens Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 30/01/2017 19:38
I'll be making noise in Toronto that night, but will be doing so in solidarity! #RESIST

Jenna Johnston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 30/01/2017 17:24
I wish I could be there! Hope it's great!

Sejal Shah Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 29/01/2017 14:09
Really sorry to miss this. I'm teaching that night. Take short videos? Post clips?
Straw Mat Writers
-- 29/01/2017 14:09
Yes!
Sejal Shah
-- 29/01/2017 14:09
I just saw that another writer I know in Pittsburgh has been holding readings in affiliation with a journal and they've raised over $1,000 to donate to the ACLU. I'd love to see us do something like that in the ROC.
Brad Craddock
-- 29/01/2017 14:09
Will miss you! Resist with your students!

Sharon Knapp Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 28/01/2017 20:55
Darn! I'm teaching then!

Thaddeus Schickling Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/01/2017 02:07
Darn I'm working at that time! Glad you guys are doing this though! Proud of ya'll
Nox: Craft Cocktails & Comfort Food
302 N Goodman St E101, Rochester, 14607, NY, United States
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