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Monday, January 20, 2014

Honor the Waters Vigil, January 21, Akron OH

Japanese Lantern Ceremony Forest Hills Cemetery
Join me tomorrow to Honor the Waters Candlelight Vigil, in solidarity with the people of West Virginia and my friends at the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.  I will be at the bottom of N. Maple St., on the Towpath Trail by the Little Cuyahoga River in Akron, OH.  Bring a candle.

When: January 21
Where: Towpath Trail, N. Maple St.
Time: 6 p.m.
Bring a candle and your favorite poem about water.



The water disaster in West Virginia could happen to any of us who depend on a river or public body of water for our water supply.  Some version of it is probably happening every day to those of us who live near fracking, coal mining, oil refining, and chemical processing.  Oops, that would be almost all of us.

Martin Luther King Day In A Time of Environmental Crisis

By way of Langston Hughes (http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15722):


The Negro Speaks of Rivers

I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset.
I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers
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Friday, October 04, 2013

Queer Dreams & NonProfit Blues

Here among the queer social change glitterati @BCRW. Follow the conference on twitter #queerdreams. Hoping to say hi to the fabulous Abe Rybeck. Follow me  @Rebeccaojohnson