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Largest poetry reading in history! 100,000 Poets for Change – Santa Barbara, CA (a free event)

Participating in this world-wide event, a stellar group of local poets
* Perie Longo * Hasani Simons * Melinda Palacio * Paul Portugues
* Steve Beisner * Barry Spacks * Katie Ingram * Ron Alexander
* Susan Chiavelli * Jonathan Gomez * Paul Fericano * Angelica Jochim
* Richard Jarrette * David Starkey * Michelle Detorie * Ani Ahavah
* Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and more!
Each poet will speak to their own passion concerning “Change”. This multi-media event will include speakers/music/visual art/stimulating conversation.

100,000 Poets For Change – Santa Barbara
will Benefit City At Peace-Santa Barbara

City At Peace-Santa Barbara
Managing Director: Karena Jew
Artistic Director: Joseph L. Velasco
Founded 1994 (by Nancy Davis)

Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts and Conflict Resolution

Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts and Conflict Resolution. We offer teens a safe place to share their stories and learn about themselves and create a city at peace in their own community.

City at Peace is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that empowers teenagers to create safe, peaceful and productive lives and communities. Using the performing arts as a vehicle, City at Peace is developing the next generation of engaged community leaders.

City at Peace operates year-long programs that bring together vastly diverse groups of youth from all over a city. They go through an intense creative process through which they write an original musical whose stories come from their lives and their ideas for a better world. They also create community change projects where they take those ideas and act on them in their city.

City at Peace envisions a society where teenagers are valued, respected and play a leading role in creating vibrant communities.

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