Enjoy performances by young “Word Warrior” artists as well as music, dance, and a special video screening of the late author, activist, and columnist Jackie Warren-Moore reading her impassioned poem, “Dear Martin.”
Sunday July 17, 2022
8:00 p.m.–9:15 p.m.
Everson Museum of Art (outdoor community plaza)
Rain location/time: Everson Hosmer Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Produced in collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art and Lightwork UVP, sponsored by M&T Bank.
Support for the festival provided by the Central New York Community Foundation – Black Equity & Excellence Grant, and Tier Three Program Support, an Onondaga County grant program with support from the county executive and administered by CNY Arts.
Jackie Warren-Moore (1950-2021) was a poet, playwright, theater manager, activist, teacher and freelance writer. His work has been published nationally and internationally.
In 2021, Warren-Moore was named Onondaga County’s first Poet Laureate for her many contributions to the Syracuse community. She was a welcome and needed force for good in this community, as an advocate for the arts and, in troubled times, for creative healing and fellowship.
The role of the Onondaga County Poet Laureate is to celebrate the poetic voices of this county, contribute to the growth, access and awareness of poetry throughout the county, encourage reading and writing literature and using the art of poetry to enlighten, educate, entertain, transform and inspire established and emerging generations of literary artists and readers of literature. Ms. Warren-Moore has done all of this and more in her lifetime.
“She described herself as a survivor, a woman who survived racism, sexism, sexual abuse and physical violence. She saw her poetic voice as her roadmap to survival, a way to heal herself and speak to the souls of others.
–Stephen Butler, CNY Arts Director