DUE TO COVID-19, WE MAY HAVE TO SCALE BACK MANY OF OUR RACIAL UNITY DAY ACTIVITIES. THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES MAY NEED TO BE DONE VIRTUALLY.
Art & Poetry Challenge - the living, breathing proof of the power of the arts - is an annual competition hosted by the Racial Unity Team and the largest of its kind in the area. The Racial Unity Team awards up to a total of $2,000 in prize money to people of all age categories (elementary school, middle school, high school and adult).
The competition is designed to infuse into communities new en ergy, creativity, growth, and understanding as to the true meaning of Racial Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice as seen and experienced by youth and adults. Venue Location Portsmouth Public Library. Display dates Sept 18 - Oct 18, 2021
Every New Hampshire and Seacoast area resident is invited to submit a Poem or Visual Work of Art inspired by a line chosen from Amanda Gorman's Inauguration Poem, "The Hill We Climb."
All submissions are due by September 1, 2021 and will be included in a virtual exhibit and displayed at the Portsmouth Library. Poetry winners may be asked to read their poem aloud and art winners to explain their inspiration in a video.
Poetry and art exhibit begins September 18.
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