“We are partnering with the Bridge Literary Arts Group based in Franklin,” Scheier said. “Members of that group, and members of Poets Against Racism USA will be reading. We have eight poets reading and will also have an open mic if time allows.”
The Poets Against Racism USA’s website explain who they are as “… a network of primarily US-based poets who challenge, discuss, and confront racism, bigotry, and hate through the power of poetry. Affiliated with and inspired by the Poets Against Racism (PAR) movement launched in the UK in 2017, PAR USA was conceived by two poets in northeastern Ohio/northwestern Pennsylvania in 2021. We wish to promote love, peace, and positivity toward all, regardless of color, ethnicity, place of origin, creed, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, appearance, or physical or mental ability. We encourage others from around the country to join our movement so that we can spread the message of zero tolerance for racism, bigotry, and hate.”
To learn more about the group you can attend the reading or visit their website here.