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Freedom Forums: Conflict of Home

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- $5 - $15


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What is a home? Is it a physical space, a country, a state of mind? Or all of these combined? Freedom Forums: Conflict of Home considers how our realities in our neighborhoods and communities intersect to shape, threaten and enhance our perceptions of home.

Poet and social justice educator Ama Codjoe leads this reading, discussion and workshop event with presenters who will share and discuss works resonant with the theme.

They include, award-winning poet and educator Victor Hernandez CruzBeneath the Spanish (2017); Jason KooMore than Mere Light (2018); Ladan OsmanThe Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (2015); and Feminist Press’ Jisu Kim, acquiring editor of the anthology Go Home!

Unconventional and interactive, Freedom Forums seeks to dissolve the divide between presenter and audience, encouraging all to speak and be heard.

Presenters will be joined by Kyle Dacuyan and Patricia Spears Jones, of the newly constituted American Poets Congress, who will reflect on the concept of home. Following discussion is an intimate writing workshop with Federal Hall Fellows from Urban Word NYC’s Youth Poet Laureate program.

Go Home! the Feminist Press’ anthology of Asian diasporic writers, published in collaboration with the Asian American Writers Workshopis included at a discounted rate with pre-sale General Admission tickets.

Refreshments will be provided.

Go Home! the Feminist Press’ anthology of Asian diasporic writers, published in collaboration with the Asian American Writers Workshopis included at a discounted rate with pre-sale General Admission tickets.

Ticket + Go Home! – $15
Ticket Only – $5
Student Ticket – $5 (includes complimentary copy of Go Home! with valid Student ID)

Advance tickets are recommended. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase via credit card at the door. Students must purchase a Student Ticket and present it with a valid Student ID card to collect copy of book.

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Freedom Forums: Conflict of Home will be bookended by programs in New York City in collaboration with Dialogue Arts Project and Urban Word NYC. Visit the Adirondack Center for Writing and Herstory Writer’s Workshop, to learn more about Freedom Forums events in their regions.


About Freedom Forums
Freedom Forums is a multi-region, multi-disciplinary, series of programs and events anchored at Federal Hall that uses literature as a prompt to probe the site’s historic themes and explore the ideas, ideals, flaws and contradictions of democracy as they relate to today’s society. It is presented by the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, the primary nonprofit partner of the National Parks of New York Harbor. It is organized by Harbor Conservancy Literary Arts Advisor, Debora Ott.

Freedom Forums: Conflict of Home is co-sponsored by the Feminist Press and held in collaboration with the Adirondack Center for WritingDialogue Arts ProjectHerstory Writers Workshop, and Urban Word NYC.

The program is funded in part by an Action Grant from Humanities New York, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Date:
October 21, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 - $15
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Venue

Federal Hall
26 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
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Details

Date:
October 21, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 - $15
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Venue

Federal Hall
26 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
+ Google Map