Nevada County literature lovers gathered to stand up for compassion, justice, diversity, and love. We had a standing room only sold-out crowd for Yuba Lit’s UNITED WE STAND: Writers Respond to Trump on Friday, January 20th!

And we raised $425 for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

It was an evening of rousing, inspiring, and searching readings from Angela Sells and Will Dane, Indigo Moor, Sands Hall, Jordan Fisher Smith, and our incredible array of audience flash-readers. Thank you to Angela for bringing James Baldwin’s wisdom back before us, to Indigo for conjuring Yusef Komunyakaa, to Sands for leading us all to sing Woody Guthrie and reclaim “America the Beautiful.” As many in the audience and behind the mike said, this is just the beginning for those of us–so many of us–who believe in compassion, equality, and justice. As Mary Volmer reminded us: Every. Voice. Counts.

Thank you to Andrea Roach for this photo of, left to right, Indigo Moor, Jordan Fisher Smith, Rachel Howard, Sands Hall, Angela Sells, and Will Dane. More photos on our website:

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