Artists for Social Movements
Tea Roots is a non-profit organization formed to empower emerging and professional artists to make a significant impact in society. It uniquely integrates the disciplines of visual arts, literary publication, music, and spoken word through its artistic programs.
Poetry Reading (via ZOOM)
Saturday, August 8th, 2020, 2pm-4pm
("Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems")
Genny Lim - Master of Ceremonies
(SF Jazz Poet Laureate)
(Hostess of MoAD Open Mic Night)
(Educator & Story Medicine Woman)
(Professor, Peralta Comm. College)
(Poetry Editor, "Of Poetry & Protest...")
("Little Green" a memoir in free verse)
First 100 zoom attendees may receive a complimentary limited-edition and signed "Healing After Wildfire" photo/poetry greeting card. Listen for input code during the reading and complete form on "contact" tab.
Contact info @ tearoots.org to join via zoom.
The Clean Air Recovery Act
"I can't breathe!" George Floyd repeated around the world.
"I can't breathe that seafood stench" said the folks who
burned and razed the Chinese fishing village in Monterey.
I can't breathe in the gas chambers of Auschwitz during WW2.
I can't breathe under the collapsed tunnel crossing the U.S./Mexican border.
I can't breathe the toxic smoke wafting into the beaches during wildfire
or from the witches tied to the stake of burning flames.
Who could breathe that Spanish Flu, let alone the President's Kung-Flu?
I can't breathe that dust floating over oceans from the Saharan Desert.
You're breathing out to speak.
I'm taking a deep breath to listen.
The words that we exhale at each other will exchange
and we will stop pacing all over the earth to rest
and breathe the same air together
to act in recovery and peace.
past art exhibitions
Prelude to "Healing After Wildfire"
Investigative outback photography reporter, Divine Pearle, showcases the 1st spring after the Dec 2017 Thomas Fire. Stay tuned for more than 22 HAW greeting cards featuring collaborations with Poets and photography of flowers after a diversity of Wildfire!