A Night of Poetry Honoring Lucille Clifton

April 25, 2023
7:00pm-8:30pm Program, 8:30pm-9:00pm Reception

SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Screening Room

5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than to honor the life and legacy of renowned poet Lucille Clifton.

On April 25th, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and The Clifton House in partnership with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation came together to host a night of poetry readings and conversation in honor of Clifton’s legacy, bringing together an all-star group of actors, activists, and accomplices of all ages to lend their voice to the readings of Lucille Clifton.

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Geena Davis
Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Tantoo Cardinal
Actor, Dances With Wolves, Legends of the Fall, Stumptown

Max Gail
Actor, Barney Miller, General Hospital

Nicco Annan
Actor, P-Valley, Shameless, This is Us, Snowfall, Claws

Isabella Gomez
Actress, The Goldbergs, One Day at a Time

Candace Nicholas Lippman
Spoken Word Artist, Actress, Blindspotting, Good Trouble, Grey’s Anatomy

Mark St. Cyr
Actor, The Menu, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Lynne Thompson
Author, Los Angeles 2021-22 Poet Laureate, and a Poet Laureate Fellow of the Academy of American Poets

Sidney Clifton
Producer at The Jim Henson Company and Founder of the Clifton House

Madeline Di Nonno
President & CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Cyd Wilson
Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA Foundation

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