We Will Not Sit Quietly: How Writers Are Using Their Words to Ignite Change

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“Make literature be a catalyst for activating your potential, for going into the realms you fear, for making the silenced heard,” urges poet Arisa White in an article called “What Is Literary Activism?” Like the flick of a match, words can bring light. They articulate injustice. They teach and empower. They resonate: amplified in a crowd, explored through dialogue, and pondered in solitude. A group of writers discusses how they use words to spark change and how the words of others have inspired them to act.

Panelists: Thomas Page McBee, Author, Man Alive, Amateur; Gabrielle Bellot, Staff Writer, Literary Hub; Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor, Teen Vogue, Author , Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life; Elissa Schappell, Editor-at-Large, Tin House, Author, Blueprints for Building Better Girls

Moderator: Rosebud Ben-Oni, Poet, turn around, BRXGHT XYXS