Join Amnesty International Pittsburgh and City of Asylum for a FREE event celebrating the value that writers, journalists, poets, and bloggers bring to humankind by bearing witness to the truth. Hear the courageous stories of these individuals and learn what you can do to defend the right to witness.Information will be available about the work that Amnesty International does on a global scale, and the important work that City of Asylum does right here in Pittsburgh!
Doors at 6:30 pm: learn about writers at risk, write a letter or draw or write a message for Raif Badawi
Main program 7-8:30:
Amnesty volunteers read short poems by Liu Xiaobo, Tariq Ramadan, and Nay Phone Latt – former or current writers at risk/in danger
City of Asylum writers:
Sarah Shotland of Words Without Walls
8:30-9 pm Write one last letter, talk to the writers, and eat the rest of the food!
City of Asylum Alphabet City Tent, 324 Sampsonia Way, 15212. Directions: http://cityofasylum.org/events/directions/
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP on City of Asylum’s site: http://cityofasylum.org/event/write-to-witness/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361251004071136/
This event is part of City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Open Stage series. As part of our commitment to giving voice and visibility, Summer on Sampsonia’s Alphabet City Open Stage provides writers, artists, and thinkers with a platform for their work. Every two weeks, the Alphabet City Tent will be opened to anyone in the community, from poets to professors, to read, share, discuss, and think.
Download and share the flyer: Write to Witness June 23 2015 FlyerA