19 Mar, 2016
- Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor
- 777 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017
"You always have to have the poets, because they will always be the first to speak the truth."
- Poet Lissa Piercy, September 2015 Lifelines Panel
Lifelines are voices cast across divides to convey understanding and appreciation for the pain of exile, torture, violence and war, and the possibility of starting afresh, of healing, safety, and peace. We invite you to experience these powerful readings and performances by poet activists facilitated by acclaimed Ghanaian-American poet and scholar Abena Busia.
Abena Busia, Robert Gibbons, Sara Goudarzi, Darrel Holnes, Elizabeth Lara and Evie Shockley will inspire the crowd at a parallel event of the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with poems on freedom, war, coups, conquests, family, love, memory and the craft of writing.
First launched in 2000, Lifelines uses the transformative power of art to bring about social and political change.
This CSW60 Parallel Event is sponsored by Women's Learning Partnership, Black Lives Matter, and the African Women's Development Fund – USA.