On January 15, 2017, more than 600 Greater Boston residents came together for a literary demonstration against the incoming Trump administration.
Co-sponsored by more than two dozen civic and cultural organizations, Greater Boston Writers Resist featured readings by more than twenty authors, civic leaders, and young writers—including Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Executive Director Giles Li, Jennifer Haigh, Martín Espada, James Carroll, Laura van den Berg, Jabari Asim, and Marianne Leone.
I played a leading role in coordinating the event, served as the event host, and also produced the following video of the readings:
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
“Writers use poetry and prose in protest of Trump’s election”
January 16, The Boston Globe
“Inauguration sparks writers to lead protest”
January 14, The Boston Globe
“Averse to Trump, America’s poets fight back with words”
January 13, Associated Press
“Red nacional de escritores en resistencia por una mejor democracia”
January 11, El Mundo Boston