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Sonia Sanchez. (Photo: Courtesy of Sonia Sanchez)

Poetic Justice: Women, Power, Politics, and the Black Arts Movement

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women honors Sonia Sanchez with an evening of social justice–infused poetry and spoken word performances, followed by a conversation with the award-winning author. The evening’s readings include selections from Sanchez’s more than a dozen volumes of poetry, including “Does Your House Have Lions?” (1995), nominated for the NAACP Image and National Book Critics Circle Award; “Wounded in the House of A Friend” (1995); and “Homegirls and Handgrenades” (1984), winner of an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Tickets are $25 and include Museum admission.

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, and open captioning, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.