In tandem with the 24th Annual Whatcom Human Rights Task Force Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference, POETRY OF REVOLT is a gathering of diverse poets from across the PNW and beyond, celebrating poetry alongside George Jackson’s work around mutuality, creativity, and the revolution.
Last year we dove into Fanon, and it only made sense to look at George Jackson in this next chapter of Poetry of Revolt. In his work, “Blood In My Eye” and other writings, Jackson focuses not just on the revolution, but what comes next no matter if we fail or succeed.
“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your faith in humanity and your love in revolution.”
Eric Anthony Souza-Ponce
This event will be livestreamed.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603949499952700/?ref=newsfeed
WHRTF YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmG33MIjntFeBCP5ctiiwig