NPM Event Spotlight: Celebrating June Jordan

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Apr 19 2017
June Jordan

The Center for Black Literature, the Center for Law and Social Justice, and the Brooklyn Public Library are celebrating National Poetry Month with the program “June Jordan: Reflections on Her Life and Activism.” A poet, playwright, and essayist, June Jordan was the author of numerous poetry collections and children's books, as well as essays on activism. In 1991, she founded Poetry for the People in University of California, Berkeley.

Poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller and biographer and scholar Valerie Kinloch, author of June Jordan: Her Life and Letters, will participate in a conversation on Jordan’s work and life of activism. Attorney and justice activist Joan Gibbs will join the conversation as a respondent. The program will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library on Thursday, April 20.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to this free and public program.