Faithful Citizenship Project

Iona Spirituality Institute and The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue
featuring Drew Dellinger: Poet in Residence at Iona
Described by Cornell West as “one of the most creative, courageous and prophetic poets of his generation," internationally acclaimed poetry artist Drew Dellinger brings his message for justice, cosmology and compassion as Iona's first Poet-in-Residence for the Faithful Citizenship Project. Founder of Planetize the Movement, Dr. Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice, whose craft captures the power of the arts as a force for imagining a more just world and influencing social change.
Join us for any of these three creative programs which inaugurate Iona’s “Faithful Citizenship” series in preparation for the US Presidential Election 2012.

Wednesday/Thursday, September 12-13, 2012
Poet-in-Residence Drew Dellinger in three Spoken Word Performances
Sponsored by the Iona Council for the Arts

“A Cosmology of Justice: Dr. King and Thomas Berry as Guides into the Future”
7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 12, Arrigoni Center.
Co-sponsored by The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue and the Iona Spirituality Institute

“Planetary Citizenship: Connecting Ecology, Social Justice, and Cosmology”
11:00 am, Thursday, September 13, Doorley Auditorium – followed by student/artist luncheon
Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and Iona Mission Integration
“Radical Imagination Coffee House: Creativity and Transformation”
9:30 pm, Wednesday, September 13, End Zone, LaPenta Student Union.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Department of Political Science, Center for Campus Ministries, Gaels Activities Board, Student Government Association, and Democracy Matters

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