Monday March 4, 2013

Dear Readers,

I’m happy to say that I’m working on a poem this week.  My first commissioned poem!

The poem has been commissioned by student lawyers from University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School York University for the SPINLAW 2013 (Student Public Interest Network Legal Action Workshop) conference happening at York University in Toronto on March 16th:

30 Years Under The Living Tree: Reflections On The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms

I was contacted over a month ago and have had two great meetings with one of the organizers, Laura Spaner.  Spaner laid out what they wanted:

1. for me to write a poem that will be published in the conference journal

2. close the conference with the poem!

During the past month I’ve been thinking about what I want to say, and reading background info on the topic I have been asked to write about: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

It’s been a learning experience, a fun experience, a challenging experience.

My deadline is Friday March 8, 2013 so I will be writing and re-writing, reading and re-reading, all week.

I’ll catch up with ya’ll this Wednesday and let you know how it’s going.  And I might do a VLOG about it that will go up Friday.

In the meantime you can watch my YOUTUBE channel which now has 150 videos! Subscribe for FREE and enjoy all the diverse material on it.

Thanks for your continual support!

Peace, positivity, and prayers,

Jorge Antonio Vallejos

Black Coffee Poet


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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