"Poetry. It's better than war!" Michael Rothenberg, cofounder of 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change Note: NOT JUST FOR POETS 100,000 Poets for Change is not just for poets . It includes other artists and everyone/anyone who stands for peace, sustainabiltiy and social justice. 100TPC IS FOR YOU: an accountant, a doctor, a farmer, a cook or chef, a cleric, a scholar or student. Please join us at The BeZine this Saturday, from midnight in Israel to midnight in California. The slide show below displays some of the posters for 100TPC events happening in different parts of the world. To find something in your area check 100tpc.org or Michael Rothenberg's 100,000 Poets for Change Communication Hub. I've also been trying to track the events and post links to them on The
Social Justice The Zeitgeist of Resistance—a Historical River Flowing Justice is a historical river flowing to us, around us, and through us, toward freedom. The river's current, like our current Zeitgeist, is one of resistance. In times of extreme injustice(s), people rise. This issue of The BeZine dedicated to Social Justice brings you some of the history and much of our Zeitgeist of resistance. You will read about the current White House occupant, the state of race and gender relations, economic disparity, oppression, and more that disturbs us in our time. However, coming to The BeZine from unrelated directions—some invited, some offered, some come across by seeming chance—history has sent reminders to us that we are not alone. Others have lived in times of extreme injustice(s).
Behind the scenes people all over the world - including those of us at The BeZine - are getting ready to promote poetry and other arts as game changers. Words can have legs after all and 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change (100TPC) puts "act" into activism and community involvement. Under the direction of Cofounders Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, the focus for 2018 Global is on reading poetry to children. From all over the world 2,000 individuals and groups have committed to participate in this initiative from March 24 - 29. Dear Poets and Poetry Lovers, Will you read a poem to a child on September 29 as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global initiative “Read A Poem To A Child?” This seems to be an important year to highlight the significance of childr