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File #: 2005-1776    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 10/11/2005 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: 10/11/2005 Enactment #: 814
Effective date:    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends Judy Robinson, Joan Bauer, and Sankar Roy for their dedication to the rebuilding of communities worldwide; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares Tuesday, October 11, 2005, “Poets for Humanity Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: William Peduto
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. PEDUTO
Attachments: 1. 2005-1776.doc
Presenter
Presented by Mr. Peduto:
 
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WHEREAS, following the tragic events of last year's tsunami, three Pittsburgh area poets, Judy Robinson, Joan Bauer, and Sankar Roy were determined to use their poetic voice to make a difference; and
 
WHEREAS, the local poets issued a call to poets worldwide to submit works for a new book entitled Only the Sea Keeps; and
 
WHEREAS, Only the Sea Keeps is a collection of 80 poems from some of the world's most distinguished poets and has just been published in New Delhi, India, where it has become a best-seller, and Calgary, Canada; and
 
WHEREAS, proceeds from the sale of Only the Sea Keeps are being donated to survivors of the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina and to rebuilding libraries in South Asia; and
 
WHEREAS, Pittsburgh will be home to three upcoming book launch events; October 19th at the Society for Contemporary Crafts at 7:00 PM, October 22nd at the Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, and November 30th at the Waterfront Barnes and Noble.
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends Judy Robinson, Joan Bauer, and Sankar Roy for their dedication to the rebuilding of communities worldwide; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares Tuesday, October 11, 2005, "Poets for Humanity Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.