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WHAT: Political poetry intertwined with powerful activist art.
We have adapted to greed, consumerism, hate, injustice, war, destruction and sociopathy. Adaptation has kept us alive for millennia –and now it is killing us. We need a shift, a 99% lift – we need to lose the view that things are inherently awful and we can’t do anything about it.
We need to stop manufacturing consent and start manufacturing dissent – by the boat load, ship it out like Amazon knick knacks – from sea to shining sea and back again. We need hope – without optimism. We need to feel inspired. Art can, poetry can. Through our emotions, building the notions that we can – can Do something.
WHO: Fifteen artists, Tammam Azzam, Anthonoy Freda, A. Kaminski, Jilli Ballistic, Abby Martin, Recycled Propaganda, Lane, Collage, Alex Chowaniec, GILF, Lucy Dyer, Joe Webb, ML Hedin, Paul Spataro, Aaron Draper, Bruce Cooper.
Eleanor Goldfield is a creative activist, poet, singer and writer. She is the creator and host of the activist news show, Act Out! (on Free Speech TV, occupy.com) as well as the co-founder and singer of the political hard rock band Rooftop Revolutionaries. She is currently based in Washington, DC but travels frequently for performances, actions, speeches and trainings.