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UW-Eau Claire Student Chapter of Amnesty International
To Sponsor Poetry Reading Sept. 11

MAILED: Aug. 29, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s student chapter of Amnesty International will sponsor a poetry reading from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 in The Cabin of Davis Center.
         The reading, led by local poet activist Barton Black also will feature several other poets from the Eau Claire community. Black, who has been involved in poetry readings for three years, will move to Madison in September and wants to do a last reading in Eau Claire.
         “I want to expose people not only to my writing but also the writings of the other readers,” Black said. “And of course to promote peace and compassion during this time of war.”
         AI, along with several other student organizations such as, College Feminists, Students for a Free Tibet and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, will promote their causes at the event.
         “I want campus organizations involved because I believe in the causes they promote and I want to expose them to as many people as I personally can,” Black said.
         Black said his poetry will be heavy with political and social issues but also with personal feelings. He said listeners can expect to hear poetry read by people who believe in what they write and try to make the audience feel what they are saying.
         “Hopefully people will walk away thinking ‘yeah, I can relate to that’ or ‘I never thought of it like that,’” Black said.
         The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact AI president Trever Hagen at

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Updated: Aug. 29, 2002