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Write Our Democracy: Writers Respond

November 8 at 7:00 PM

Join Write Our Democracy and Hugo House for an event elevating voices in a time when so many are being silenced. On this night, writers and artists will respond to our political infrastructure, constructing, erasing, and writing over documentation that grounds systems of oppression. This event celebrates free speech and provides a base for all artists seeking ways to interact and speak out for a compassionate and just democracy.

Initially an international protest to the 2016 Inauguration, Write Our Democracy has since been dedicated to promoting the importance of the spoken word and writing as activism in a time when freedom of speech and the humanities have been under threat of constraint. Each reading in the series focuses on how literature can contribute to a community of liberation through language and truth.