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100,000 Poets for Change 

When: Sat., Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2011

For once, rather than asking lawmakers how to fix the world's plagues, the world is answering the question itself, with the largest poetry reading in history. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., people from all around the world will be gathering at bookstores and other locations to share their concerns about their communities through the art of poetry. Six hundred events have been organized, with issues ranging from Mexico City's protest of systemic violence to peace gatherings in Kabul. Twenty events in North Carolina have taken up the cause of reversing cuts in education funding. Founder Michael Rothenberg, a poet, hopes that after analyzing the documentation of these gatherings from around the world, a grand statement concerning peace and sustainability can be made. Visit 100tpc.org for more information about the global event. —Lauren Taylor Shute

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