To: Green Earth Poets Cafe Board of Directors
Re: “No More Silent Voices”- Prison Poetry Program
Date: Jan 14, 2017
It gives me great pleasure to report to you the results of our first prison program for 2017. Today was a day of healing, inspiration, empowerment and fantastic poetry. Green Earth Poets Cafe extended its prison program from Rikers Island to the Brooklyn House of Detention today. For three years we have been visiting and performing at Rikers Island prison with some of the finest poets and artists imagined. Today at the Brooklyn House of Detention, we had eight wonderful artists who amazed, inspired, and empowered inmates of the Brooklyn House of Detention. So much so that the inmates asked that we come back soon. Thank you to 2 of the inmates in particular, Franki and Rico who were moved to share and let their voices be heard. I wish to thank the artists who came and shared including Nicole Najmah Abraham, Debra Bramlett, Devanté Tate, Danyeil Green, Carlos Lavezzari, Raymond Vasquez, Xavier Rice, and special guest artist David Roberts aka D-Black. Thank you all who gave so selflessly today to our incarcerated brothers. A special thank you to Captain Branch and Deputy Warden Evan, Rachel Dutt, and ED Dir of Program Linda Eaddy all of the department of Corrections for helping make today happen.
Green Earth Poets Cafe
cc: Board members- Diane McNeil, Tina Callender, Jeri Baskerville, Sharon Wedderburn, Zulma Rodriguez, Genesis Valdez, Curtis Harris.