READ A POEM TO A CHILD
A SPECIAL 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE INITIATIVE
Poetry lovers – Make sure to add #ReadAPoemToAChild to your calendar from September 18th-24th, 2022. “Read A Poem To A Child” is a 100 Thousand Poets for Change literacy initiative introducing children to poetry.
100TPC is working in conjunction with Florida State University Libraries Special Collections.
We are offering free resources, including a downloadable Compilation of Poems for Readers.pdf of poems for children compiled by Florida State University Libraries, as well as curriculum ideas for the classroom.
All you have to do to contribute to this initiative is to read poetry to a child during the week of September 18th-24th. We welcome poetry lovers, teachers, parents, and friends, to help introduce children to the beauty and joy of poetry!
If you would like to register your participation in the “Read A Poem To A Child” initiative follow this link to the sign up page “Sign up.” https://100tpc.org/sign-up/
Statement Against Racial Injustice in The United States of America
100 Thousand Poets for Change (100 TPC) has organized over 5000 poetry, art and music gatherings for the cause of Peace, Justice, and Sustainability across the globe in the last 10 years. Poets from many languages, cultures, geographical regions, ethnicities, creeds, beliefs, and religious affiliations have come together year after year to lead and promote poetry readings, without any preconditions or censorship, where participants speak out for causes nearest their hearts. In the process, oppressions, exploitative practices, biases, and abuses of many kinds have been highlighted (personal and social, communal, political and economic, spiritual, intellectual and emotional)—whether based on gender, race, class, or religious affiliation, color, territory, language and cultural tradition, or any form of differentiation whatsoever. These are real troubles that wrack our world; there are distinct and often mortal consequences to these regimes of tyranny and persecution; and there is a collective interest in striving toward the demanding ideal that 100 TPC has set for itself in calling for Peace, Justice, Sustainability.
100 Thousand Poets for Change stands in solidarity with African Americans and the “Black Lives Matter” movement in The United States fighting individual and systemic oppression and racial injustice.
(Statement prepared by a committee of 100 TPC organizers, July, 2020).