POLITICS AND POETRY

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What Side Are You On highlights the multi-faceted issue of gun control in America. The piece was written by the ensemble and presented at The Green Way Court Theater in Los Angeles which is the resident home of Da Poetry Lounge, LA's longest running Spoken Word open mic venue.

Sister Giant is a symposium with the sole mission of birthing a new American politics. Presently 16.8% of the US Congress is made up of women and 23% make up lower local legislation. Statistics show that there is no reticence on the part of the public to elect a woman. The hiccup is that women simply aren't running for public office.

Until now.

New York Times Bestselling author Marianne Williamson aims to change all that by starting a new conversation, one in which women are encouraged to join the political discussion and be a part of our political system.

Leila is honored to have been invited by Marianne Williamson to open the symposium by reciting a politically charged slam poetry piece she wrote and performed just days after the 2012 presidential election.