Providence activist, artist, poet and musician Jared Paul has never been a stranger to radical political thought. He also has been a huge advocate for the rights of all, including animals. On Tuesday, April 19, at Ada Books on Westminster Street in Providence, Paul will be putting on a celebration ringing in his 19th year of being meat and animal product free. Featuring a few other local poets, this promises to be a fun event in a setting where you usually don’t see art being performed live. With that being said, it’s only fitting that a poetry exhibition will be taking place in bookstore where language and prose is king.
The show is a fundraiser for Paul’s flight to Europe where he’ll be embarking on a 15-date tour of the continent starting in June. The expedition will be in support of his acclaimed hip-hop album Get My Ghost that was released via the independent label Black Box Tapes this past October. Listen to Paul’s poetry while indulging in vegan snacks. It’s a night to be educated about real issues and raise awareness of the struggles people face on a daily basis.
Jared Paul is a treasure to see live, so people who enjoy spoken word and genuine and unapologetic intelligence should make an effort to attend. Admission is a half of one hour’s wage of work. For example, if you make $9 an hour at your place of employment then the price of admission will be $4.50. Another option is to pay a suggested donation between $4 and $12; either way the money made at the door goes to Paul taking a trip across the Atlantic to show his craft to new audiences. It starts at 7pm, so you won’t be out too late on a weekday. Head on over to Ada Books on Tuesday and enjoy some poetic bliss in a perfect environment.