Word. Sound. Power: Poetry as Protest and Empowerment

Grades 9—12
Oct 1, 2017—Jun 1, 2018


RUN TIME: 55min
CILC hosts BAM’s Virtual Education programming
PRICE: $200
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Tue Sep 05
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Sunday October 01, 2017
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The Peace Poets

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ELA (poetry), Public Speaking (rhetoric), Theater 

In this virtual workshop, students are empowered to use spoken word as a way to call out political injustice and rally for change. After listening to a recording of “Peace to the Poets” performed by Bronx arts and justice collective the Peace Poets, participants reflect and free-write around the theme of peace and use the chorus from the poem to turn their soul-searching and personal struggle into art. The final piece is an articulation of protest and empowerment, charting each student’s own path to peace.

Each workshop includes a high-definition recorded selection of a BAM mainstage production, an online study guide resource that includes preparatory information and activities for teachers and students, and an engaging virtual workshop facilitated live by a BAM Teaching Artist streamed directly to your classroom.

Leadership support for virtual programming provided by the Altman Foundation.


Leadership support for Brooklyn Reads provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation.


Major support for the Black Male Achievement Project provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.

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Word. Sound. Power. 2017
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