Poet activists 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 with poems on freedom, war, coups, conquests, family, love, memory and the craft of writing.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, four leading international women authors will read their poetry and prose on women’s human rights and address current human rights violations and social realities facing women around the world today. This event is held in collaboration with The Center for Global Peace at American University, and will feature Nathalie Handal, Azar Nafisi, Sonia Sanchez, and Reetika Vazirani.
Readings by leading women poets during WLP's Lifelines session at the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, March 19, 2016.
This document is a time-coded written summary in five-minute increments of an oral history interview with Abena Busia (Ghana/USA).