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Thursday, April 21, 2017 from
6 PM to 9 PM EDT

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Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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Please join Split This Rock & The CrossCurrents Foundation as we present the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism.

Photo: Antonin Kratochvil

Friday, April 21, 2017
6-9 pm
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reception (6-7 pm)
Awards Program including Readings by all Honorees
Mingling & Book Signing


Christopher Soto (aka Loma)

Image of Christopher Soto in  green stripped shirted standing in front of a city scape.


Francisco Aragón * Andrea Assaf * JP Howard

Photo collage of Francisco Aragon_ Andrea Assaf_ and JP Howard

Join Us in Celebrating Christopher Soto & all the Finalists!

Cosponsored by the Arts Club of Washington, Busboys and Poets,
and the Institute for Policy Studies

Tickets $25/students $10

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Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact: (202) 787-5210

Refreshments will be served. ASL interpretation will be provided.

The Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, sponsored by the CrossCurrents Foundation and cosponsored by the Arts Club of Washington, recognizes and honors a poet or poetry collective doing innovative and transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social change. The award, judged this year by Holly Bass, Dawn Lundy Martin, and 2015 Freedom Plow Award Recipient Mark Nowak, is being given for the third time in 2017.

Visit Split This Rock's website for information on finalists and honorable mentions.

For questions and accommodation requests, please contact us at 202-787-5210 or

 Split This Rock cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes change. Its programs integrate poetry into public life and supports poets of all ages who write and perform this essential work.

The CrossCurrents Foundation promotes social, environmental, and economic justice, focusing where it believes private funding can make a strategic difference to public education campaigns about critical issues. Effective and socially relevant public art is part of its overall effort to increase civic participation.

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