The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice will present Black Poetry: From Black Love to Black Lives Matter, during a town hall meeting starting at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, via Zoom.
The program will feature poetry readings by local residents as well as videos of renowned poets reading their own selections.
Headliners are Amanda Gorman, reading “The Hill We Climb,” which she delivered at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and H.E.R., 2021 Grammy award winner for Song of the Year “I Can’t Breathe.”
Rounding out the evening program, readings include poems by Tupac Shakur, Common, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Gil Scott-Herron, Delaware’s own Twin Poets Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha, Ntozake Shange, and Delaware MLK Jr. Poetry Contest winners Naomi Scott and Neha Das.
“Our mission is to educate, inform, and advocate for racial justice, equality, and fair opportunity,” said Joseph Lawson, chair of the SDARJ Events and Excursions Committee. “But each year we take a break from informational and issue-oriented events to focus on the art and culture of the social justice movement.”
SDARJ hosts town hall meetings regularly on the second Tuesday evening of the month.