Poetic Address to the Nation

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States

We the People deserve to be heard. The news has had its chance. The new president will have too many chances. And now it is our turn.

Since 2015, hundreds of communities across this nation have hosted People’s State of the Unionevents, coming together in homes, schools, houses of worship, and every sort of gathering space to share their own take on the state of our union. Inspired by these stories, a group of renowned poets compose sonnets, songs, and other poetic responses, performed and broadcast live. That performance is The Poetic Address to the Nation.

This year, on Saturday, March 11, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will host The 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation, emceed by one of our country’s most provocative, original voices, Chinaka Hodge, together with musicians, poets, and others, and will address the Trump administration and our nation in the words of, and inspired by, our people.

Democracy is in our hands. And in our voices. And they will be heard on March 11, 2017, at 5PM at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

#PSOTU2017

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