Inequality of Air / Thomas Fucaloro and Kim Tyre
(USA) Poetry and Activism
Our #equalityofair project aims to engage the conversation around environmental conditions that affect the North Shore of Staten Island vs. the South Shore and to bring awareness through live art and poetry. Poets will bring awareness to such issues as Global Warming, Neighborhood congestion, the inequality of air, the Graniteville Wetlands, gentrification, and community building. We will also be showcasing the art of Kyoko Heshimo, outlining how your lungs are affected by the inequality of air on Staten Island.
Action: Take to walking and public transportation when you can. Find out more about air quality where https://www.airnow.gov/
Bios: Kim is a leader of the Green New Deal for Public Housing team at Sunrise Movement and she is a Movement School Reclaim NYCHA Fellow. Kim's work centralizes education and activism around public housing for tenants in New York City.
Thomas is author of two full lengths and 3 chapbooks, recipient of performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, He has been on six national slam teams. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing.