Education | Virtual Programs | Grades 9—12

Word. Sound. Power: Poetry as Resistance

 
Grades 9—12
 
Sep 22—May 23, 2020
 
 

Speak out for change with original works of resistance

 
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Alyssa “Lady Logic” Saunders

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

Students challenge societal pressures around body image, socio-economic status, and race in this spoken word program—creating and sharing original works that address issues in their community.

In this program, students:

  1. ・Listen to a recorded performance of “Ritually rUINED,” by 19-year-old Brooklyn-based poet and emcee Alyssa “Lady Logic” Saunders from BAM’s Poetry 2017: Word. Sound. Power.
  2. ・Reflect on the work and free-write, using select vocabulary from the poem, in a workshop led by a BAM teaching artist, streamed live in the classroom
  3. ・Create an original work of resistance addressing an issue in their community that requires positive change
  4. ・Explore personification, collaborate on communal poems, and learn literary terms through pre- and post-show activities provided in an online study guide

This virtual workshop runs 55 minutes, including performance excerpts. Fee: $200.


Leadership support for virtual programming provided by the Altman Foundation.

 

Major support for literacy programs provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
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