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Pollution, Place, & the People

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PEN America invites you to attend “Pollution, Place, & the People,” a community response to issues of environmental justice affecting Birmingham. This is event is organized by 100 Thousand Poets for Change: Birmingham, Scalawag Magazine, PEN America, and Magic City Poetry Festival.

We all know that keeping our communities, healthy, clean, and safe begins with a pollution-free environment, but it doesn’t end there. We carry environmental trauma not only in the soil, air, and water but also in our bodies and memories. What’s happened since the establishment of the Superfund site? Who’s working with who? How can you get involved? Join us on September 28 to support local organizations, journalists, and artists, as we tackle this issue through art, media, and action.

This event will include poetry readings from 12 local poets, an interactive presentation by GASP, a panel discussion with local artists, activists, reporters, and professionals. Food and drinks will be provided.