September 15, 2012

100 Thousand Poets for Change Day 2012

September 29th is 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day 2012. 

You can join other poets around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration and celebration of poetry used to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.

100 Thousand Poets for Change will organize “participants” by local region, city, or state, and find individuals in each area who would like to organize their local event.

If you would like to organize an event in your community, visit to learn more and to see all the great events that took place last year.

If you are an organizer for your community this means that first you will consider a location for the event and begin to contact people in your area who want to participate in the event. Participation means contacting the media, posting the event on the web, in calendars, newspapers, etc., reading poems, performing in general, supplying cupcakes and beer (it’s up to you), demonstrating, putting up an information table, inviting guest speakers, musicians, etc., organizing an art exhibit, and documenting the event (this is important, too), and cleaning up, of course.

Each local organization determines what it wants to focus on, something broad like, peace, sustainability, justice, equality, or more specific causes like Health Care, or Freedom of Speech, or local environmental or social concerns that need attention in your particular area right now, etc.

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