This Doorbell Is a Riot Anthem by Fareh Malik

Multiplicity Commons No. 9

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This Doorbell Is a Protest Anthem by Fareh Malik Don’t the windchimes sound likeshattering windows?This fireplace isa car ablaze in the street,every wall hanging, a picket sign.The carpet is still wet fromhoses and blood,K-9 slobber and tear gas, incense, condensation.You ask them,When did this stop […]

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What Comes Up When You Think of Breonna Taylor

Multiplicity Commons No. 8

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What Comes Up When You Think About Breonna Taylor? a collaborative poem created by Erin Binney, Jennifer Laurenza, Aprell May, Jasmin Rivas,Amy Stonestrom, & Erin Sadler Black and brown bodies hunted down. A book that changed my life: War Against All Puerto Ricansthe King of the […]

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Holding Vigil for George Floyd by Cindy Stewart

Multiplicity Commons No. 6

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Holding Vigil for George Floyd by Cindy Stewart Under a nine-foot bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Pacifist Memorial in Sherborn, Massachusetts Eight middle-aged women                  held space for the life of George Floyd. When he cried out for his mama as his neck […]

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Multiplicity Commons No. 5

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Flight by Kamil Czyz Cop’s knee on his neck,phones bore witness while he pleaded,but we stood back,obeying the badge.Believing the pledge. The next day,unyielding, unmovable rage.We overflowed streets with furyand fire,a pageant of soot and angst,a sacrifice of torched cars and golden buildingsto cleanse the […]

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Social Justice Today by Aprell May

Multiplicity Commons No. 1

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Social Justice Today by Aprell May Breonna Taylor. Delano Walker Jr. Dominic May. Mark Scalise. Lenny Brown. Benjamin Schoolfield. Sandra Bland. Rodney King. Melvin Jones. George Floyd. Ramona Africa. John Africa. Emmett Till. Colin Kaepernick. Darryl Moss. Philando Castile. Atatiana Koquice Jefferson. Kendrick Johnson. Ahmaud […]

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Quick Work No. 6

Quick Work No. 6

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Here, in micro-flash nonfiction, writers make quick work of compelling stories. Leading up to Multiplicity‘s second themed issue, we present five short takes on work and working. If you enjoy these bite-sized stories, check back for the feast of essays, profiles and poems in “Work,” […]

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