Poetry: The Secret Language of Revolutionaries

Teds 10 Poetry The Secret Language of Revolutionaries August 20

August 20

Murals Arts Philadelphia (MAP) lives and breathes the notion that art ignites change, but what does that look like in practice? How can artists use their mediums as a catalyst for change?

In this vein, Mural Arts is sponsoring a virtual conversation with two outstanding activist-poets on August 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

The history of poetry for protest and organizing. Short poems used to be used as a means of communication for rebellions because they were easy to remember. Most protest songs are poetry – even the chants we shout at protests today are poems.

Join poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker and poet, activist, curator and educator, Nina “Lyrispect” Ball in conversation with our series host, Ginger Rudolph, for a look at the deep history and long connection between poetry and activism.  To register, visit:


The participants include Ursula Rucker, Poet and Recording Artist, Nina “Lyrispect” Ball, Poet, Activist, Curator, and Educator; Ginger Rudolph, Moderator and Artist; 

MAP is continuing a monthly series of FREE online conversations dissecting the connections between art and activism.  It is unded by the City of Philadelphia and the Mural Arts Institute.  The Mural Arts Institute is supported by The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.   

(Summarize from MAP release by Ted Behr)

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