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Help Consequence Forum Empower BIPOC Voices

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Consequence Forum is proud to announce our campaign to support our BIPOC Project, an initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices and visibility of BIPOC writers and artists who explore the themes of war and geopolitical violence.

Founded in 2008 as CONSEQUENCE Magazine by a US Vietnam War veteran and poet, Consequence Forum, a 501(c)(3) org, promotes a more nuanced understanding of the implications of choosing to wage war. Through our online and print publications, we provide intellectual and emotional access to the experiences of those involved in conflict—from combatants to victims to witnesses. For sixteen years we have addressed the profound realities and human consequences of war and geopolitical violence through literature, art, and community events.

BIPOC writers and artists offer singular but often unheralded perspectives on the far-reaching consequences of these conflicts. While we have featured works by
contributors from this community since our inception, our Fall 2024 issue, Volume 16.2,will include a featured section for these individuals, so that we may amplify these perspectives with the hopes of providing a broader, more permanent platform for this community.

This Project is under the guidance of the Director of Creative Writing at Ohio State, Marcus Jackson, and a Project Advisory Board composed of former Poet Laureate of Virginia, Luisa A. Igloria; Director of the MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Deborah Taffa; organizer with the disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, Adonis Brown; and Content Manager for the Florence Project, Daniel Hernandez.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for this multifaceted initiative, which includes three main objectives.

  • Publish a Fall 2024 edition of Consequence journal with a featured section for writers and artists who identify as part of the BIPOC community. Our goal is to have this section compose up to 85% of the entire volume.

  • Expand our networks and outreach efforts to solicit and publish more works from BIPOC writers and artists on an ongoing basis across all of Consequence Forum's platforms including our journal, website, Substack blog, and social media channels.

  • Establish mentoring mechanisms to support BIPOC writers and artists to aid in their long-term creative development.

Contributions to this Project will be used for expenses related to the payment of featured writers and artists, the solicitation and review of submissions, and the outreach efforts to various orgs in the BIPOC community. Additionally, funds will help cover the costs of ongoing mentoring activities and continued expansion of this initiative.

Please join us in supporting this important project.

UPDATE: Consequence Forum is proud to announce a relaunch of the campaign to support our BIPOC Project, our initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices and visibility of BIPOC writers and artists who explore the themes of war and geopolitical violence.

We are celebrating both the passing of the halfway mark of this campaign, and the launch of our redesigned website——by offering to all those who make a donation of $250 or more, a free one-year paid subscription to our substack content valued at $50. This is a source of literary contributions curated by Consequence Forum over our sixteen years of publishing quality poetry, prose and visual art.

(To receive your substack subscription, an email address is required so please either enter it with your donation or send it to [email redacted].)

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Thank you!


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