Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Sunday, June 21st – 2pm:
Wake Up America! If Not Now, When?
The first of two live streamed readings
taking place 6/21 & 7/12
Poets address the core issues of racism, oppression and struggle
A formidable roster of poets assembles
this Sunday and three Sundays later
for a reading addressing the searing moment,
its long time coming and its crucial path forward.
We are proud to be associated with
this monumental gathering of voices
at this pivotal moment in time
Read at the link below an extensive piece prepared
by organizer and host Kim McMillon
to learn about, and from, the participating poets,
each a seasoned and impassioned artist,
all sharing a sense of urgency that we must heed.
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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