Poetry & the Body: Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live
We dedicated a week of our Poem-a-Day series to poems by contemporary poets Reginald Dwayne Betts, Meg Day, Amanda Johnston, Lynn Melnick, TC Tolbert, and Javier Zamora that explore the theme of Poetry & the Body through several different lenses. The featured poets also curated collections of poems by other poets that speak to the theme. In addition, we enlisted the support of organizations outside of literature to help share the poems and educational resources.
More About Disability Rights
Visit the website of ADAPT a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom
More About Black Lives Matter
Visit the website of Black Lives Matter, a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.
More About Dreamers & DACA
For information about Temporary Protected Status, visit the website of the National TPS Alliance, a group that advocates on the national level to save Temporary Protected Status for all beneficiaries in the short term and to devise legislation that creates a path to permanent residency in the long term.
More about Transgender Rights
Read 5 Things You Should Know about Trans People, a resource developed by Trans Student Educational Resources, a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
Also, visit Trans Women of Color Collective, a national organizing collective led by trans women of color created to uplift the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans and gender nonconforming people of color.
More about Domestic Violence
For more information about domestic violence, visit the website of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), an organization dedicated to creating a culture where domestic violence is not tolerated, and where society empowers victims and survivors and holds abusers accountable.