October 1, 2022

POWER Poetry Project & Juneteenth Event will be held at Warwick – The Warwick Valley Dispatch


The Power of Words Exposing Racism (POWER) collective is excited to organize an event to amplify the voices of those affected by racism through poetry. The POWER collective creates a traveling poetry exhibition showcasing the work of the Black, Indigenous and Colored (BIPOC) community by displaying original works of poetry in the windows of merchants in the village of Warwick.

In addition, on Saturday June 19, “Juneteenth”, they will host guest speakers and, most excitingly, spoken word performances by members of the BIPOC community on Warwick’s Railroad Green. POWER is currently accepting original work submissions from members of the BIPOC community at forms.gle/WUkh9CijrXwNbCKS7 and by email to [email protected]

Papers can also be submitted to Etched In Time Engraving, 58 Main St., Warwick, NY 10990. The deadline for submissions is June 1st. POWER firmly believes that this project will allow authors to amplify their voices as they relate the impact of racism. had over their lives. They invite all who wish to share, learn and grow to join them and bring their friends and family from 11am on the Railroad Green in the village of Warwick.

Details of the event can be found on Facebook to the Powerproject collective. The black community celebrates June 19, 1865, the “June” date on which slaves learned they were free in the state of Texas, although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed two and a half years earlier, as the most popular annual celebration of emancipation. of slavery. POWER is a predominantly female-led initiative of BIPOC, the aim of which is to provide a place to share experiences and provide education to expose and eliminate racism.

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