For Immediate Release
What: Bards Against Brutes: A Poetic Response to Police Brutality and Injustice
Where: One Police Plaza, Manhattan
Who: Public Space Party
Poets from throughout New York City will gather in the public plaza in front of NYPD headquarters to voice dissent over the Grand Jury decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choke-hold arrest that killed Staten Island resident Eric Garner. Poems and performances will address the injustices felt throughout the community in the wake of this decision, and confront the ongoing use of excessive force and gunfire by police against all communities of color.
Poets will read original works and works of others
Picture opportunity: The poets will show artists confronting prejudice, institutional force, and censorship of human expression with interactive performances
For additional information contact:
JC Augustin- 786-302-5176, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Ross - 917-494-8164, email@example.com
Public Space Party is dedicated to creating free events in NYC streets and public spaces. We encourage the development of spontaneous interactive actions that employ art and activism in an open forum for all to share.