Santa Barbara, California

ORGANIZER: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle aka SK Rolle

100,000 Poets for Change – Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday, September 24 · 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Contemporary Arts Forum
Upper Arts Terrace 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA

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Poets world-wide hosting poetry events in many different settings. The Santa Barbara event benefits City At Peace- SB and features a stellar group of local poets.

* Perie Longo * Hasani Simons * Melinda Palacio * Paul Portugues
* Steve Beisner * Barry Spacks * Katie Ingram * Ron Alexander
* Susan Chiavelli * Jonathan Gomez * Paul Fericano * Angelica Jochim
* Richard Jarrette * David Starkey * Michelle Detorie* Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Each poet wil speak to their own passion concerning “Change”. This multi-media event will include speakers/music/visual art/stimulating conversation.

100,000 Poets For Change – Santa Barbara
will Benefit City At Peace-Santa Barbara (see below)

City At Peace-Santa Barbara
Managing Director: Karena Jew
Artistic Director: Joseph L. Velasco
Founded 1994 (by Nancy Davis)

Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts and Conflict Resolution

Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts and Conflict Resolution. We offer teens a safe place to share their stories and learn about themselves and create a city at peace in their own community.

City at Peace is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that empowers teenagers to create safe, peaceful and productive lives and communities. Using the performing arts as a vehicle, City at Peace is developing the next generation of engaged community leaders.

City at Peace operates year-long programs that bring together vastly diverse groups of youth from all over a city. They go through an intense creative process through which they write an original musical whose stories come from their lives and their ideas for a better world. They also create community change projects where they take those ideas and act on them in their city.

City at Peace envisions a society where teenagers are valued, respected and play a leading role in creating vibrant communities.

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4 Responses to Santa Barbara, California

  1. Sojourner Kincaid Rolle says:

    Larry Nimmer posted the 100,000 poets for Change – Santa Barbara. video. It’s at

  2. Ani Ahavah says:

    Poets have always changed the world by first withdrawing from what is breaking down, changing them selves, then artfully speaking to the heart and soul of those around, in need of inspiration and anchor.

  3. Sojourner Kincaid Rolle says:

    Poets (l-r) Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Michelle Detorie, Melinda Palacio, with City At Peace Managing Director Karena Jew claiming the space outside the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.

  4. Breaking News!
    Santa Barbara is pleased to join 100,000 Poets for Change on September 24. We will be gathering at SB Contemporary Arts Forum in Paseo Nuevo Mall. We will be highlighting City at Peace – Santa Barbara, a teen theater group which formed 17 years ago and has involved hundreds of young people in telling their stories and working for peaceful change.

    The line-up is forming for Santa Barbara Poets participating in this historic world-wide event.

    The poets, so far

    Perie Longo,
    Barry Spacks,
    Paul Lobo Portugues
    Melinda Palacio
    Steve Beisner
    Susan Chavelli
    Chryss Yost
    Jonathan Gomez

    Hasani Simon

    Paul Ferricano

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