MCC Daily Tribune

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poetry of Resilience

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month by seeing the last installment in its 2018 human rights film series: Poetry of Resilience. Academy Award nominated director Katya Esson's (Ferry Tales, Skydancer) exquisitely made film explores survival, strength, and the power of the human heart, body and soul as expressed through poetry. She highlights six different poets who individually survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan genocide, and the Iranian Revolution. By summoning the creative voice of poetry to tell stories of survival and witness, each reclaims humanity and dignity in the wake of some of history's most dehumanizing circumstances. 40 minutes.

Tuesday, April 24 • 6pm
Brighton Campus, Forum (3-130)
Dr. Elizabeth Johnston (English/Philosophy), Prof. Michelle Parker (Psychology), and Prof. Franz Weldgen (VaPA) will facilitate discussion

Wednesday, April 25 • 2:30pm
Downtown Campus, High Falls A/B (320A/B)
Prof. Michelle Parker (Psychology) will facilitate discussion

All showings are FREE, open to the public, and offer discussion with Monroe Community College faculty. Refreshments provided. Brighton Campus public parking in lot M; Downtown Campus public parking in lot CC.

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Fabbro, Regina
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project