Along with Writers for Migrant Justice and Latinx in Publishing, The Poetry Project will host a benefit event to support Immigrant Families Together, which posts bail bonds, provides pro bono legal representation, detention assistance, and ongoing support after release to detained migrants. With escalating hostility and violence directed toward migrants, we share the conviction that writers, artists, and culture workers have a responsibility to support vital work that is already underway, and to envision new kinds of collective action as well. Attendees are encouraged to donate $10-20, or what they can, with all proceeds going to Immigrant Families Together.
Readers include Alexis Aceves Garcia, Daniel Alarcón, Desiree C. Bailey, Mahogany L. Browne, Wo Chan, Megan Fernandes, Ariel Francisco, Rigoberto González, Jan-Henry Gray, Ellen Hagan, Terrance Hayes, Marwa Helal, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Rindon Johnson, Vivian Lee, Joseph O. Legaspi, Esther Lin, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Sheila Maldonado, David Tomas Martinez, Yesenia Montilla, José Olivarez, RA Villanueva, and Javier Zamora.
Suggested donation $10-$20
Accessibility: St. Mark’s Church is wheelchair accessible. Please call The Poetry Project at 212-674-0910 in advance of events to arrange accessibility. Please note on Fridays between 8-9:30pm the wheelchair accessible all gender bathrooms on the ground floor are unavailable because another arts project has performances in the sanctuary. There are All-Gender bathrooms on the second floor of the church. To access Parish Hall, attendees must pass through the main sanctuary and a corridor. There are 2 sets of double doors and two single doors to go through. The smallest of these doors at the end of the corridor is 28.5 inches wide. The Poetry Project will arrange for an ASL interpreter for any event with one week’s advance notice.