Fatimah Asghar, Ladan Osman, & Roger Reeves at Tea Project

Tea Project is an ongoing dialogue that traverses a variety of landscapes from the tea served in the Iraqi countryside, to a cage in Guantanamo Bay, to a family gathering. Tea is both a favored drink and a shared moment that transcends cultural divides.

Links Hall Artistic Associates, Aaron Hughes and Amber Ginsburg, have collaborated with community groups to curate a series of events that use tea as a launching point to engage with issues of war, detention, and torture.

The Poetry Center of Chicago presents curated poetic readings for the April 9 Tea Engagement. Join us for readings from Fatimah Asghar, Ladan Osman, and Roger Reeves as they respond to works from Poems from Guantanamo. Poets will be featured among other speakers and readers during the engagement. The full Tea Project schedule is available through the Links Hall Facebook event.

Free admission, RSVP required.



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