Community Poetry Open Mic

Dr. King’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice Community Poetry Open Mic

Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

Monday, January 16, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


2017 MLK Community Poetry Open Mic Registration Form


Community Poetry Open Mic (for all ages)


The Community Poetry Open Mic, a featured event of the Peabody’s MLK Day celebration, gives community members of all ages an opportunity to share their original poetry or song and to speak their minds on issues of justice and injustice.


The first 25 submissions will be accepted. Space is limited.


Original poetry or song must be received at the Museum during business hours, or by mail, no later than Monday, January 9, 2017, and be accompanied by a completed registration form.


All participants will receive a T-shirt.



Poem or song must be original.

One poem or song per person.

A completed registration form must be included with your poem or song. 

Content must be appropriate and fit the theme of justice and injustice.


If you are selected to participate you will be notified by phone or email.


How to Submit Entries 

Participant should mail or deliver entries to:

Events Department

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

170 Whitney Avenue

P.O. Box 208118

New Haven, CT 06520-8118


If you have questions, please contact the Events Office at (203) 432-6646 or


Thanks to our presenting sponsor COMCAST 


We also wish to thank Yale African American Affinity Group, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Stop & Shop, Subway and the Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs.