92 minutes | May 20th 2020

CURA Magazine: REVERB Launch

This incredibly moving performance was the launch of the 2020 issue of CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action. Entitled “REVERB: VOICES AGAINST MASS INCARCERATION,” and inspired by Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, this issue honors the many voices that echo across time and space in protest of mass incarceration. Magazine link: https://curamag.com Video of Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFSLqggVrd0 For this important work of student activism, Fordham University’s creative writing program partnered with PEN America’s prison writing program to curate some of the most talented incarcerated writers and social justice voices. Louise Waa'kaa'igan (11:33) Sterling Cunio greeting (15:03) Aaron Samuels reading Sterling Cunio's harrowing prose (15:47) Liza Jessie Peterson (34:52) Carlos Andrés Gómez reading B. Batchelor's poetry (42:58) Nicole Shawan Junior (50:09) Justin Hicks (1:05:51) Conclusion and Q&A (1:11:32) cohosted by Dr. Nia Witherspoon and Anaissa Gonzales intro by Mark Gallagher intro music by Orquesta Arrecife