San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Brower Center and Acentos West will host an evening full of poetry, music, art, and inspiration. Thirteen acclaimed poets from across the U.S. will read their work addressing environmental health, social justice, and the notion of progress. They include Jason Bayani, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Paul Flores, Sandra Garcia Rivera, Josh Healey, Javier O. Huerta, Denise Jolly, Raina J. León, Katelyn Lucas, Willie Perdomo, Patricia Smith, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alex Ustach. Music will be provided by DJ. Dion Decibels and the Erik Jekabson Quartet, and Charles Ekabumi Ellik will showcase his recent artwork. Complimentary bites will be provided by The Mixing Bowl. More Info
Critically-acclaimed poet, Patricia Smith
About Acentos: Founded in Spring 2003, Acentos is a community-based organization fostering audiences for Latino/a literature through the discussion, promotion, teaching, performance, and publication of work by Latina and Latino writers. In its various incarnations, it has been a reading series (Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase), a foundation (The Acentos Foundation), an online journal (The Acentos Review), and a poetry workshop (The Acentos Workshops).
This event is presented in conjunction with the David Brower Center's summer juried exhibit, Reimagining Progress, which features local artists powerfully critiquing our unsustainable status quo, exploring our society’s relationship to production, consumption, and waste while proposing alternatives that balance valuing people and planet with financial profit.
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David Brower Center
The David Brower Center provides a home for the environmental movement by advocating for the beauty, diversity and ecological integrity of Earth. The Brower Center accomplishes this mission through a distinctive combination of permanent infrastructure and ongoing programs in a unique civic institution that 1) informs the public about the environmental challenges we face and the bold actions we must take if ours is to remain a living planet; 2) inspires people to recognize their own power and responsibility to act on behalf of the Earth; and 3) connects individuals and organizations dedicated to social equity and ecological sustainability.