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We Got Next: Youth Poets Changing the World


On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll examine how young people, particularly queer POC youth, are using spoken word as a mechanism for social change. The show also will explore how Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam has challenged mainstream culture and created spaces that welcome and encourage marginalized communities to speak up about their life experiences – all through poetry.

Special thanks to James Kass (Founder & Executive Director of Youth Speaks), Tara Dorabji (Director of Development & Communications at Youth Speaks), and Youth Speaks.

Image Credit: Constellations | Very Quiet – Flickr

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Featuring:

  • Tish Jones, Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks and Brave New Voices Leadership Fellow
  • James Kass, Founder & Executive Director of Youth Speaks
  • Kayla Kitchen
  • Aleah Bradshaw
  • Victor Masony
  • Quinton Campbell-Rod
  • Aurelle Marie
  • Aisha June

Credits:

  • Host: Anita Johnson
  • Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada, Andrew Stelzer
  • Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

Music:

  • All Our Clocks Are Dying – Ergo Phizmiz
  • Prelude No. 1 – Chris Zabriskie

 

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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