York Stand Up To Racism are bringing together poets from Yorkshire and the Midlands – for a night of poetry against racism.
The event aims to raise funds for Care4Calais – a charity who provide food and warm clothing to refugees stranded in Calais and elsewhere in France.
Poets Against Racism is at Bluebird Bakery in Acomb, on Sunday 15 January from 4pm to 7pm.
The two founders of Poets Against Racism, Manjit Sahota and Robert Punton, will be coming up from Nottingham to perform.
Leicester Romany poet Laura Muntaneau, and Leeds poetry slam artists Tom Priestley and Nicky Longthorne will also be performing.
A musical interlude of international songs will be provided by acapella women’s choir The Barberallas, and refreshments from the bakery will be available.
York Against Racism aims to show how York residents reject the narrative of the ‘hostile environment’ for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
For more information, visit the York Stand Up To Racism Facebook page.