With support from our feature poet, Sass Linneken (from ROSC – Resources for Organizing and Social Change), members of the Southern Maine Workers Center will share community testimony of the ease and hardship, discomfort and solace, heartbreak, and humor we’ve encountered working to protect ourselves and each other throughout this pandemic. We also invite you to rest, to listen, and to connect your own power with workers dreaming of a story of change we know we can only tell together. We’ll begin by hearing poems by a few members, holding space in between poems for small group conversations and connections.
“For as we begin to recognize our deepest feelings, we begin to give up, out of necessity, being satisfied with suffering and self-negation, and with the numbness which so often seems like the only alternative in our society.” -Audre Lorde
This event will be outdoors with access to indoor, accessible bathrooms. Masks are mandatory indoors and encouraged outdoors, and masks & hand sanitizer will be provided. SMWC will provide free rapid antigen tests to anyone wishing to test for Covid-19 before or after the event.