Social Justice Through Spoken Word

This 90-minute session will begin with 30 minutes of Spoken Word poetry followed by 15 minutes of a talkback segment in reference to the works presented. The remaining 45 minutes will be a workshop in which we will delve into best practices of how the arts, specifically spoken word, can be used as a means of social justice pedagogy. Participants will be exploring the methods of Poetry for Service, a nonprofit corporation of which I am the founder and Chief Executive Visionary. This organization seeks to elevate the voices of marginalized communities by positioning spoken word as a channel of self-expression, transformation, and restoration.

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Imani Wallace

Harlem Children’s Zone