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Event: Aflame and Unafraid: Events Information

Information and resources about the Aflame & Unafraid events series, Amnda Gorman, and the poem "The Hill We Climb"

Community Dialogues

Aflame and Unafraid  

Community Dialogues 

These events took place February 23-24, 2021. 

Inspired by Amanda Gorman's poem, “The Hill We Climb,” join us for a reading and community dialogue to reflect on Gorman’s calls to action and the power of poetry to ignite and shape national conversations. Gorman’s poem was a moving piece and an influential moment that has kept timely topics at the forefront of national conversations, such as the impact of arts education, the power of youth, global citizenship, the courage to act, and more. 

Missed the event? Check out our Reflection Questions that guided our conversations:

  1. Do you hear/see yourself represented anywhere within the lines of this poem? If so, where?​

  2. How has this poem impacted your understanding of social justice and racial inequity?​

  3. What does the line "where can we find light in this never-ending shade" mean to you?​

  4. How can we challenge the existing structures to fit the America (and world) we are becoming?

Exhibition and Openings

Aflame and Unafraid

Virtual Exhibition & Opening Party

These events took place April 8-9, 2021. 

Inspired by Amanda Gorman inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” we invite you to submit creative responses to Gorman’s calls to action which will be displayed in a virtual exhibition. Join us in April for our virtual gallery openings with guided tours and remarks from the artists, to launch the exhibition and to celebrate the power of art as a means of reflecting, connecting, and engaging in global citizenship. All are welcome to attend; creative submissions are optional.