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Stillman College Hosts “100 Thousand Poets for Change” Afternoon Event


Stillman PoetsStillman College invites the community to participate in an “open mic” program held in conjunction with the international celebratory event “100 Thousand Poets for Change” on Friday, September 27, from noon to 1 p.m., at the outdoor amphitheater on the College campus. Stillman, 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 will present poetry, music and other creative works related to the theme. Pictured above are Jasmine McElwee-Malone (standing) and Chelsea Reese (seated) 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 community is invited to attend the open mic, which is sponsored by the College’s Department of English.

For additional information, contact Dr. Doris Davenport at 205-247-8127, Dr. Norman Golar at ngolar@stillman.edu, or Dr. David Saffo at 205-366-8813. The event is free and open to the public. 
 For information on 100 Thousand Poets for Change events nationwide and worldwide, visit: 100tpc.org.