Although I recently moved across the river to Jersey City, my heart is still in Newark. Over the last two years, I’ve fallen in love with that city. We know Mayor Cory Booker is doing amazing things for the city (as well as consistently supporting Newark’s LGBT citizens) but there is an amazing movement of fierce advocates in Brick City who are making change happen one day at a time. I applaud Dinean Robinson, Kyle Rosenkrans, Larry Lyons, Darnell Moore, June Dowell-Burton and countless others.
And so, I can’t wait to read my poetry at a fundraiser next Saturday (June 5th) to support Rising Higher: Newark-Essex Pride Week 2010. It’s a crucial cause and there’s no where else I would rather be. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you there. And even if you don’t live nearby, please visit NEPC‘s website & consider making a donation.
Snap for the kids!