BOOK LOVERS SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKERS ON STRIKE

A “Read In” was held yesterday afternoon in front of the Toronto Reference Library.  About 100 people attended to support library workers on strike.

Most folks had a book by their favorite Canadian author in hand.  I brought Rising With A Distant Dawn by one of my favorite Canadian poets: David Groulx.  People got on the mic to share words of solidarity and to read from their favorite book.

I had the privilege of talking with three cool readers, one being Toronto poet Whitney French, who love books and libraries just as much as I do.  One woman made an amazing sign:

Tune into Black Coffee Poet Wednesday March 28, 2012 for an inclusive interview with a library worker who talks about Health, Safety, and Service concerns.

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About Black Coffee Poet

Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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3 Responses to BOOK LOVERS SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKERS ON STRIKE

  1. Cathy Thomson says:

    Hello everyone,

    I work for the Toronto Public Library and we are on strike right now. We are holding a knit and spin in at Nathan Philips Square on Wednesday, March 28th at 11 am to support library workers. Please join us!

  2. Reblogged this on Writing in a Tree and commented:
    Sunday afternoons are usually reserved for quite lunches, laundry and relaxing in track pants. But when libraries are under fire, I flung on my jeans, grabbed a Canadian book and made my way to the Toronto Reference Library to join my fellow librarians in solidarity. Thank you to Black Coffee Poet for this post!

  3. Pingback: MARCH 2012: FREE BOOKS, STRIKES, A ONE PERSON BAND, AND A POET GONE | Black Coffee Poet

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