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On September 8th, 2017 a Public Program Panel Discussion was held at the Hobart Community Center and entitled:

PUBLIC CONVERSATION: ART AND POLITICS

On hand were

Kathy Engel: Moderator

and Panelists:

Elana Bell, poet

Nancy K Bereano, former publisher

Marianela Medrano, poet.

Throughout the festival, writers and participants continued to add to the resources, as encouraged by the public conversation

 

Below, we present the feedback and follow-up to

Suggestions, Recommendations and Comments which surfaced during the Conversation.

We hope that you will find these links helpful and that they will assist you in helping to make a difference in having your voice heard.

THOUGHTS

“Ain’t I the Government?”

      (Gwendolen Hardwick paraphrasing Sojourner Truth)​

“Look at what’s in front of us.”

“'The joy of the people is what the enemy fears most.'”

     (Kathy Engel quoting quoting revolutionary Nicaragua)

“What are we willing to do?”

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Dissident Voice  

A radical newsletter in the struggle for peace and social justice.

Emergent Strategies

by adrienne maree brown

The Next American Revolution

by Grace Lee Boggs

Sinister Wisdom

A multicultural lesbian literary and art journal;  “Dump Trump” upcoming issue.

 

Sister Outsider

by Audre Lorde

Some of Us Did Not Die

by June Jordan

Waging Nonviolence

People powered news and analysis.

 

Yes Magazine 

“We outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.”

ORGANIZATIONS

A ROOM OF HER OWN FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN WRITERS / ARTISTS  (http://aroomofherownfoundation.org )

 

BLACK WOMEN’S BLUEPRINT

(http://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/index.html) “organizing against racialized and sexualized criminal justice violence as it specifically impacts women of color.”

 

CAVE CANEM

(http://cavecanempoets.org) an organization founded  “to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape.”

CHARTER OF COMPASSION

(https://charterforcompassion.org) “We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world.”

COLOR OF CHANGE

(https://www.colorofchange.org) “We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.”

 

COMMON GREENS

(https://grassrootsfund.org/groups/common-greens-0) New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

WEBSITES

GIRL BE HEARD

 

(https://girlbeheard.org/)

“Amplifies the voices of young women who want to be in theater.”

LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES, BROOKLYN, N.Y.

(http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org)

“in memory of the voices we have lost.”

 

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA’S TWITTER FEED

(https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel?author)

Is “A place of comfort if you need a break.”

NATIONAL WRITERS UNION

(http://nwu.org

The only labor union that represents freelance writers working in all genres, formats, and mediums.

 

NEWARK PRIDE ALLIANCE

(https://www.facebook.com/NewarkPrideAlliance)

“Remembering and honoring LGBT veterans, LGBT youth, and the Newark, N.J. LGBT community.”

 

PORTSIDE

(http://portside.org)

Material of interest to people on the left.

RADICAL POETS

(could not find website)

SPLIT BRITCHES

(https://www.split-britches.com/)

Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw explorations of ageing and well being, and iconic lesbian-feminist theatre.

SPLIT THIS ROCK

(http://www.splitthisrock.org)

“Calling poets to a greater role in public life and fostering a national network of socially engaged poets.”

SURJ Showing Up for Racial Justice

(http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org)

Part of a multi-racial movement to undermine white support of white supremacy and to help build a racially just society. 

 

THE LIVING THEATER

(http://www.livingtheatre.org/home)

THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROJECT

(http://www.typp.org)

“To train, employ, and support 1,000 high school students to become Math Literacy Workers (MLWs) over the next 10 years.”

THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED

(http://beautifultrouble.org/theory/theater-of-the-oppressed)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ART AND CULTURE

(https://usdac.us/about)

--The USDAC is not a government agency.

VONA VOICES

(http://vonacommunity.org/community/index.php)

Workshops for writers of color.

WAR RESISTERS LEAGUE

(http://www.warresisters.org)

WE ARE NEW YORK VALUES

(http://www.wearenewyorkvalues.org)

“Choose your cause.    Click. And Volunteer.”

 

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM

(https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en)

“Continues to be active in women's, peace and social justice issues.”

 

WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP

(http://www.wsworkshop.org/about)

“Envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.”

 

WOMPO

(http://amyking.org/2013/04/13/womens-poetry-listserv-wompo) Discussion on the list covers women poets of all periods, aesthetics, and ethnicities.