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100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE
IS ORGANIZING A GLOBAL EVENT AT CAFE CLOCK ON SEPTEMBER 24th 2011
An amazing 600 events in 450 cities and 95 countries will take place on September 24 to promote environmental, social, and political change. Poets, writers, artists will create, perform and demonstrate in their communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change within the framework of peace and sustainability, which founder Michael Rothenberg stated, “…is a major concern worldwide and the guiding principle for this global event.”
The beauty of the concept of 100 Thousand Poets for Change is that it is completely decentralized and completely inclusive. All those involved are hoping, through their actions and events, to seize and redirect the political and social dialogue of the day and turn the narrative of civilization towards peace and sustainability.
Poetry demonstrations are being organized in political hotspots such as Madison, Wisconsin and Cairo, Egypt. A poetry and peace gathering is planned in strife-torn Kabul and Jalalabad and at Cafe Clock here in Fez.
Examples of events can be found at the 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Each event organizer has an Event Location blog page on the website for posting, poetry, artwork, photos, and video to document this global mega-event across national borders.
Immediately following September 24th all documentation on the 100TPC.org website will be preserved by Stanford University in California, which has recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history.
For more information check out the website 100 Thousand Poets
600 Events – 450 Cities – 95 Countries
So, make a note in your diary and join other poets from Morocco and beyond at Cafe Clock between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm on September 24th, in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change. The event is sponsored by Cafe Clock and the American Language Center, with the support of The View from Fez.