June 15, 2014 –
For more than a decade, poet Mark Nowak has been facilitating collaborative creative writing workshops with trade unions and progressive labor organizations. Housing Authorities features a poetry workshop with participants from Justice for Domestic Workers (UK) and several New York City-based domestic worker organizations as well as filmmaker Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel’s Claiming Our Voice, a short documentary film sharing the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant low-wage workers.
Mark Nowak, a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, is an award-winning poet, social critic, and labor activist, whose writings include The New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Shut Up Shut Down(2004, afterword by Amiri Baraka), and the acclaimed book on coal mining disasters in the US and China, Coal Mountain Elementary (2009), that Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.”
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS DAY BY WRITING A POEM & ATTENDING A RALLY!
1. Write a poem – in any language!
Please email your poem to Mark Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 14.
2. Participate on June 15:
Attend the J4DW Rally, Old Palace Yard, London, OR
Come write poetry at Writing On It All, Governors Island, NYC