Monday, December 15, 2014

Bards Against Brutes: A Poetic Response to Police Brutality & Injustice #EricGarner #MikeBrown #BlackLivesMatter

Media Advisory 
For Immediate Release

What: Bards Against Brutes: A Poetic Response  to Police Brutality and Injustice

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5:00 pm

Where: One Police Plaza, Manhattan

Who: Public Space Party

Poets from throughout New York City will gather  Tuesday  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 in an 'open-mic,' soapbox setting. The event will continue until all poems are read.

Picture opportunity: The poets will show artists confronting prejudice, institutional force, and censorship of human expression with interactive performances, signs, and a die-in demonstration.

For additional information contact:
JC Augustin-
Barbara Ross -

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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.

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