An initiative of the Menil Collection with cultural, educational, and social justice organizations in the Greater Houston area.
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Organize

Dec 29
2014
11:22 pm
By Menil

Rabéa Ballin, #ORGANIZE, 2014, mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist.

 

No time to analyze
Join us
Action weighs heavier
Than dull, timid poetry of talkers.
We have work to do
Meet us on Dowling Street 8:31am
Across from Emancipation Park
Bring your Faith
And a good pair of shoes…
A pencil
A copy of The Constitution
We will be there.

Join us.
No time to analyze.
Words slow action down.
We have work to do.
Waiting on you now.
Joe Campus Torres has been shot.
Carl Hampton has been ambushed and killed on Dowling.
Lee Otis Johnson has been jailed
For one marijuana joint.
Mickey Leland, Ben Reyes arrested.
Byron Gilliam shot on Scott Street.
Ida Delaney murdered.
Meet us at
Weingarten’s on Almeda!

Poem by Thomas Meloncon