17 Mar, 2017
- Church Center for the United Nations, Hardin Room
- New York City, New York
This event will feature readings by leading women poets during the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City, 2017. Karima Bennoune will give opening remarks, followed by poetry presentations of Abena Busia, Tsitsi Jaji, and Ladan Osman.
Poetry can weave lifelines connecting the listener to testimonies that inspire and call for solidarity. Women’s voices resonate across divides to convey understanding and appreciation for the pain of exile, torture, violence and war, and the possibility of starting fresh, of healing, safety, and peace.