Time & Date
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 pm
WBUR is proud to be a media sponsor of Evening of Inspired Leaders, a virtual fundraiser to benefit Mass Poetry. At this free event, leaders on the front lines will share the poems that have inspired and sustained them through these challenging months and years.
Inspired by Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project, each poem read is meaningful to the speaker and their segment will include a discussion of its influence on their life and work. Meghna Chakrabarti, host of On Point, will emcee this year's virtual event.
Funds raised at Evening of Inspired Leaders will help Mass Poetry produce its dynamic roster of free and low-cost poetry programs for thousands of people, young and old, across Massachusetts.
2020 featured speakers:
Rosanne Cash - singer/songwriter and author
Sharon Castang - student
Anthony Febo - poet and teaching artist
Regi Gibson - poet and educator
Vikiana Petit-Homme - Regional Organizer, March for Our Lives
Darrell Jones - Community Activist, Strongest Link
Dr. Anne Klibanski - President and CEO, Mass General Brigham
Margaret Low - CEO, WBUR
Julia Mejia - Boston City Councilor
Michelle Quirk - Nurse Practitioner
Gladys Vega - former director, Chelsea Collaborative
David Waters - CEO, Community Servings