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Youth, Poetry, & Activism: Readings & Conversations with Allegheny County’s Youth Poet Laureate & Ambassadors

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

City of Asylum celebrates the 2022–2023 Allegheny County Youth Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Ambassadors with a teen-curated program in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 2022–2023 Allegheny County Youth Poet Laureate Rho Bloom-Wang and 2022–2023 Allegheny County Youth Poet Ambassadors Emily Tea, Jade Davis, Audrey Alling, and Aja Lynn host a special evening exploring arts and activism from the perspective of teen artists.

The program features poetry readings from these teen poets followed by a panel discussion on youth and arts activism moderated by 2021–2022 Allegheny County Youth Poet Laureate Danielle Obisie-Orlu

Curator Notes:

“Teens are often one of the first groups to step up and advocate for equity and social change. This celebration of youth activism and arts as a medium for activism will provide an opportunity to reflect and learn from our local Youth Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Ambassadors as we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” – Kelsey Ford, Director of Programs

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January 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST


Alphabet City
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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