On November 14th, artists from the greater community and Fordham students and faculty at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses met for song, proclamations of names fallen to racial violence, conversation and collaborative writing. Writers from across the country joined in this event by writing a virtual collaborative poem which unfolded in real time. Students and faculty at Lincoln center sang a protest song through the Lincoln Center campus ending in front of the fountain in front of the Metropolitan Opera.
Participants responded to three prompts during the collaborative writing:
- Respond to Langston Hughes' poem "I too sing America."
- Create a memorial to those fallen to racial violence. Describe the edifice. What is inside? Why?
- Write a letter to Michael Brown.