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Poetic People Power 13th Annual poetry show #ANTISOCIAL: the dark side of social media

Jul 2, 2015



Dates: Wednesday, July 8th & Thursday, July 9th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street (between Ave A & Ave B), NYC
Tickets: $15 online at TheWildProject.com, $20 at the door, $10 for students (with valid ID)


Are you fed up with Facebook? Do you avoid reading the comments of articles or certain tweets because they are hateful? Are you concerned about your privacy online?

There’s a sense that social media in recent years has become increasingly toxic. With the amount of public shaming, bullying, sexism and negativity online, social media these days feels less about connection and more about division. For many people, the costs of social networking are starting to feel greater than the benefits.

In its newest show, #AntiSocial: The Dark Side of Social Media, Poetic People Power addresses this timely issue to explore how social media is affecting our behavior, relationships, and society. Like all Poetic People Power events, content for this show is the result of research – both online and offline – that will be interwoven with new poems to present an informative and engaging spoken word show. For 13 consecutive years, Poetic People Power has creatively explored social and political topics, offering insight and solutions to issues that affect our everyday lives. This year’s poets include Bogar Alonso, Tara Bracco, Karla Jackson-Brewer, Angela Kariotis, Shetal Shah, Natalia Vargas-Caba, and Jonathan Walton.

Produced by Tara Bracco. This show is made possible by support from Left Tilt Fund.

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