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World Press Freedom Day: Birmingham, AL

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Join us as the 2019 Magic City Poetry Festival comes to a close, with a final community open mic reading. Join the Magic City Poetry Festival, Freedom House 205, and Real Life Poets as we moderate a community conversation with some of Birmingham’s gifted creatives, discussing what freedom of expression means to them from a hip hop perspective and exploring its manifestations across writing, truth-telling, and activism in the Magic City.

The event will begin with a reading of the PEN America Press Freedom Manifesto, followed by a great conversion and live performances based on freedom of expression and community with The Kickback as the DJ. 

The event is free and open to the public!

Want to spread the word? Download the PEN America Press Freedom Manifesto and visit our digital activation toolkit!