100,000 Poets for Change – September 22nd, 2024

100,000 Poets for Change – September 22nd, 2024

100,000 Poets for Change

The event will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at Free Times Cafe in Toronto. Hosted by Pat Connors, featured poets include Pat Connors, Brenda Clews, Robert Priest, Charles C Smith, Georgia Wilder and Jennifer Hosein. The event is held as a fundraiser for Shannen’s Dream.

Shannen’s Dream, named in loving memory of Shannen Koostachin, is about making sure that First Nations children and youth have the same education opportunities as others but in ways that respect their language and culture and takes into account that they may not be starting from the same place. Shannen Koostachin, her classmates, and their community of Attawapiskat fought for a new school for over three decades after a diesel spill near the school that was making students and teachers sick. Shannen sadly passed away in 2010 and never saw the new school that was built in 2014. With the support of her loving family, friends and community, Shannen’s Dream was named in her honour because Shannen believed that all children deserved to go to a good school.

 

100,000 Poets for Change – Sunday, September 24th, 4 p.m., Free Times Cafe

100,000 Poets for Change – Sunday, September 24th, 4 p.m., Free Times Cafe

100,000 Poets for Change, Toronto Edition – Sunday, September 24th, 2023 at 4 pm, Free Times Cafe

Our collective runs this event as a fundraiser for Shannen’s Dream. Named in loving memory of Shannen Koostachin, Shannen’s Dream is about making sure that First Nations children and youth have the same education opportunities as others but in ways that respect their language and culture.
The event is hosted by Pat Connors who will share poetry for change along with Brenda Clews, Jeannine M. Pitas, Charles C. Smith, Dane Swan, Georgia Wilder and myself.
Hope you can join us at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto.

You can find out more about Shannen’s Dream and donate via the link/button to the right.

 

 

100,000 Poets for Change, September 17, 2022

100,000 Poets for Change, September 17, 2022

100,000 Poets for Change Toronto event, September 17, 2022

100,000 Poets for Change is happening on Saturday, September 17th at Hirut Cafe. Dinner is at 7 and readings start at 8. 

This is a benefit for Shannen’s Dream.

Readers are Robert Priest, Jennifer Hosein, Charles C. Smith, Brenda Clews, Jeannine Pitas, Georgia Wilder.