WBUR is proud to be a media sponsor of the 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. WBUR's CEO Margaret Low will be one of the featured speakers at the event.
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 the 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
Register for this free event here.