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Support the MarchForERA

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Hey Guerrilla Poets!

Our friend Rica Madrid has been part of a march from NYC to DC to demand the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment into the US Constitution with performance artist Natalie White. #MarchForERA started on July 8 and will go to July 23, walking 250 miles over 16 days through cities like New Brunswick, Philadelphia, Newark Delaware, Baltimore, and eventually College Park and DC. Here’s how you can support them:

We are seeking talent for the event we are throwing at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville on July 22. I have been inviting folks to the event but may have missed some of you — please don’t hesitate to RSVP if you’d like to come! If you’d like to perform a poem, sing or speak words in the theme of feminism, equality, or anti-oppression, please be in touch with Amanda Krause (, our event coordinator.
Lastly we are marching from College Park Metro to the Capitol (basically straight down Rhode Island Ave; about 8 miles) for a rally at 2pm. This is our final event of the #MarchforERA and it’s likely to be our largest turnout. We invite noisemakers, chanting, voices, drums and all rabble-rousing to join us. It would mean a lot to me to see some of your beautiful faces there.

July Open Mic at Bossa

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

We were at Bossa in July, doing our GPI thing…open mic with all sorts of people rolling through and sharing what’s on their mind. Here are some highlights…

Jess saluted the web of the free and the roam of the brave.

Khadeejah reminded us to unwind, travel in your heart and mind, love a lot and sip a little wine…keep positive.

Zane hung out at a bar with all his characters…the Mad Hatter shootin’ back whiskey with Alice, Puff the Magic Dragon rippin’ off the roof and flaming his own cocktail.

Lacy versus the glass cage that she can’t see: you will break into a million pieces! Did you not see her necklace of skulls?!

Chris wants to sooth this burn…purification of hawkish behavior with fire from the sky.

Mouhamad wonders if for cheaper gas, would we sacrifice all of creation?

Come to the show and let us know what’s on your mind, next second Tuesday of the month at Bossa, 2463 18th St NW DC.

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