Joining forces with Farm for the City, We (Too) Are Philly, organizers Raquel Salas Rivera, author of lo terciario / the tertiary, and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena Shirali, are putting together an event where we can collectively discuss what it looks like to prioritize solidarity over citizenship. The lineup of poets will reflect on how citizenship has often served as a stumbling block for solidarity and how we can work to undo the fascist nationalist rhetoric that reinforces all forms of state violence, within and beyond the confines of the United States.
Farm for the City is a temporary farm-as-art installation in the heart of Center City that will lift up the role community gardeners play in strengthening neighborhoods, spark dialogue on food insecurity, and encourage public engagement in these issues. Made possible with major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Farm for the City will be open daily from June 15 through September 29, and will feature art, workshops, public forums, and activities, offered mostly in the evening and free and accessible to all. Produce grown at the Farm will be donated to Broad Street Ministry for its Hospitality Collaborative program.
Angel Dominguez (author of Black Lavender Milk)
Joey de Jesus
Jayson P. Smith
Noor Ibn Najam
Featuring: Nikki López
Check out the Fb Event Page here