“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Those are the words that inspired Andrea Hope’s powerful new poem and book “Will You Break The Silence?: Poetic Practical Steps Toward Race Unity”. It’s a passionate call from a Black voice to friends in the white community to break the silence and speak out on matters of racial injustice.
In light of the recent surge for racial justice across the United States and around the world in response to the unjust murder of George Floyd, among several other members of the Black community, Andrea has felt called to reach out to members of the white community and encourage them to take action. “Will You Break The Silence?” lays out a beginner’s manual for taking action in poetic form.
In Episode 16 of Elevated Conversations, we explore Andrea’s journey as a poet and the inspiration behind her powerful and inspiring poem.
You can purchase a copy of Andrea’s poem as a physical book, which also includes compelling black and white graphics using the link below:
Will You Break The Silence? on Amazon:
To listen to Andrea’s podcast “To Mother”, use this link: