Didi Delgado is coming to the ‘Cuse!
Friday November 3 at 7pm, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Rd
Over the past year, we have worked to unpack and understand how the institution of whiteness has created a culture where Donald Trump can be elected president, while Black and Brown people are continually discriminated against, abused, murdered, disenfranchised, endangered, and criminalized with impunity. In a city with the highest concentrated poverty among Black and Hispanic people in the nation, and a county with some of the most segregated schools in the nation, this is not just a Trump problem, this is an old problem and a local problem.
As an organization predominantly composed of white people seeking to act in solidarity with the marginalized, it is urgently crucial we dedicate our whole selves to this work. That means listening to, and following the lead of the directly affected, and educating ourselves on how to operate in social justice spaces while doing the least possible harm to the communities we wish to act in solidarity with.
If fighting white supremacy is something that’s important to you, you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear Didi Delgado’s voice on Friday November 3, 7pm at First UU.
About Didi Delgado
DiDi Delgado is an award winning poet, author, activist, and freelance journalist. She is currently Head of Operations at S.O.U.P (The Society Of Urban Poetry), facilitating writing workshops aimed at bridging the gaps between intersections of race, class, gender, sexual identity, and orientation. DiDi is also an organizer with Black Lives Matter Cambridge, and has served on the leadership team for the ACLU’s BCPA Committee, and the Boston Branch of the NAACP’s Young Adult Committee. She is consistently on the front lines blazing pathways, creating channels, and fostering connections in support of the most marginalized.
DiDi is the 2017 recipient of the YWCA Cambridge Women of Color Leading Change Award, and the 2016 Drylongso Award honoring people doing “extraordinary anti-racism work in Greater Boston.” She is also the recipient of the 2015 Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor award, an annual honor bestowed upon one poet serving the Boston/Cambridge community. Deeply passionate about both her local and global community; DiDi believes that poetry and activism go hand in hand.
Friday November 3, 7pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church: 109 Waring Rd, Syracuse NY 13224
$10-25 sliding scale: Please pay according to your means. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go directly to DiDi.
Free childcare provided.
Site is wheelchair accessible.
Questions? Call 610-952-5821.