Join us for a special presentation of SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas, author and poet who shed light on the struggles of nuestra gente with his book, Down These Mean Streets. Throughout his life, he soulfully delivered an array of awe inspiring poetry. The evening will be hosted by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega and Felipe Luciano, and curated by Rich Villar. Poets include Martin Espada, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Junot Díaz, Willie Perdomo, Mayda del Valle, Emanuel Xavier, and others.
This program is presented by GDS Arts in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio.
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