Resisting Police Brutality: Medgar Evers Students To Read Protest Poems

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Eric Garner and Michael Brown; victims of summary execution style police killing


National Poetic Day of Action

“Senses of Freedom: Student Voices for Peace and Power”

The English Department and the Charles Evans Inniss Library of Medgar Evers College are very excited to have student poets and performers share their work, and the work of others who lend their voices to speak out on issues of social justice and police brutality, during the National Poetic Day of Action.

They will give a performance followed by a Q and A session for the audience.

Selected Medgar Evers College students will read from their own poems and from the works of protest by poets such as Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, Sonia Sanchez, and many others and Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets will offer a special performance.

Professor Nina Mercer will introduce the event, and Dr. Carlyle Van Thompson will give closing remarks.

The performance is dedicated to the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and all victims of social inequalities. Medgar Evers College was founded on principles of social justice as embodied by Medgar Wiley Evers' life, work and legacy.

The program is held in recognition of the Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign (SAFC)

Event Details:

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

Time: 11:30am-12:45pm

Location: Charles Evans Inness Library, 1650 Bedford Avenue

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.

A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.





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