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The Langston Hughes Youth Event has been a motivating program for our youth in Rhode Island. Through Langston Hughes' words, the youth programming has allowed young readers to identify and share their artistic talents, particularly those in the urban core cities of Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.

We are excited to announce that we are developing a robust youth event for September 2022 on "Identity." but we need $10,000 to make this inspirational program that our youth deserve happen. Will you help and support this event? We need your donations. No amount is too small, and your donations are tax-deductible.

Excerpt from "Life is Fine" by Langston Hughes

Life is fine!      Fine as wine!      Life is fine!

Why Langston Hughes?

The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading (LHCPR) shares the works of Langston Hughes, specifically, because of the poet's proven ability to scrutinize, illuminate and engage critical thought around prevailing structures and realities. With work centering creative survival, development, self actualization, individuality and political mobilization, Hughes work becomes a natural conduit for engaged conversation and deep consideration. The sophistication of the poetry produced by Hughes is of a quality and breath that it easily engages both new- and ‘old’ comers. Similarly, the works create communal conjurings of improved futures and thought patterns that lend themselves to the learning, opening, and widening of minds. The LHCPR utilizes this work to create community, facilitate pedagogies empowering free will, independent thinking, and empathy.

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B. Silvis reads Langston Hughes
Girl reads Langston Hughes
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Man does poetry reading from Langston Hughes
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The crowd at Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading event
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The band performing at Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading
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Elizabeth reads Langston Hughes poem

Community Reflections

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"Even though we tend to express ourselves primarily through physical movement, for us, Langston's legacy is a movement in itself. His poetry is in lineage with our ancestral tradition of expression, truth telling, deep feeling and dismantling. The Haus of Glitter would not exist without Langston Hughes."

the Glitter Goddess Collective

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Upcoming Events

  • "Identity" Youth Event
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
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    This yet-to-be-titled project has been targeted to explore the issue of “Identity”, and how it is perceived and accepted particularly by young people.

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