Boston Poetry Marathon 2020 Fundraiser for BLM!

It’s summer, which means it's...BOSTON POETRY MARATHON time again! And this year we are raising funds for organizations that fight for racial justice, in support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Boston Poetry Marathon stands firmly with the Black Lives Matter movement and recognizes that words of support must also be accompanied by concrete and meaningful action. 

Usually donations to the Boston Poetry Marathon go to cover the operating costs for the event. However, because we are online this year, we decided to forgo taking donations toward the event and instead make our event a fundraiser for the following organizations:

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM):
The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) is one of the oldest affiliates within the National Urban League movement. Its mission is to enable adults in Eastern MA to overcome racial, social barriers, economic inequities, sexual and domestic violence to employment and economic development opportunities. For 100 years, ULEM’s programs and services have given hope to participants and made a lasting, impactful statement in the community. 

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SISTA FIRE seeks to support and nurture women of color to come together to build our collective power for social, economic and political transformation. We aim to connect the patterns and practices of community strength from the past, building on the present, and–-with great intentions–-planting the seeds for the future. We take lessons from our grandmas holding it down in Black Lives Matter, our Indigenous aunties fighting for their own homelands here, our trans sisters who fight for their rights to be who they are, and our immigrant and refugee mommas demonstrating their strength with unrelenting love and profound sacrifices.

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When the event wraps in August, we will divide up all donations between these organizations. 

Donations in any amount are very much appreciated!  Be sure to follow our social media for updates--including more information about the work being done by these organizations!

In addition to your own donations, please also share this Go Fund Me campaign with your friends and community! 

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

The Boston Poetry Marathon—This year we are going virtual!

The Boston Poetry Marathon is a Poetry Festival in which 100+ poets read their work throughout an entire weekend. It's a great time of year to wrangle a bunch of poets and their friends and admirers together to celebrate poetry! We invite diversity from our readers and audience: in voices, identities, narratives. We have a lot of fun. We listen to lots of poems. We hang out and have a great time!

We will hold our virtual event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 6, 7 and 8 online. There is a lot going on in the world right now, and we are sure it will come as no surprise that the Boston Poetry Marathon is going to be held online for 2020, in keeping with recommendations about physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We love our community and want you to be safe!

The response has been overwhelming and filled with love--this year’s online Boston Poetry Marathon is going to be a great event! 

See our social media  for the latest news and announcements about the event and details about how to tune in! We look forward to “seeing” you! 

With Love from the Organizers,

Bridget Eileen, Christina Liu, Suzanne Mercury, and Xtina Strong

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  • Michael Steffen 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Jennifer Badot 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Chad Parenteau 
    • $10 
    • 13 mos
  • Maria Damon 
    • $20 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 13 mos
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Fundraising team: Boston Poetry Marathon Organizers (3)

Suzanne Mercury 
Raised $170 from 6 donations
Watertown, MA
Bridget Eileen 
Team member
Raised $140 from 7 donations
Christina Strong 
Team member
Raised $80 from 2 donations
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