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Sat, Apr 17



Social Justice through Spoken Word

Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance & Black Arts Movement.

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Social Justice through Spoken Word
Social Justice through Spoken Word

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM



About the event

This event is a community event. Performers can only be students who are in grades 6th - 12th.

All attendees & performers must register for this event via our website "sign-up button" located below. 

Performance Criteria

Students will be judged on the following areas:


Visual presentation (attire, etc.)

Dramatic appropriateness

Voice and Emotion and Articulation

Overall performance

Students must select a poetry reading from the following poets:

  • Langston Hughes
  • Claude McKay
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Zora Neal Hurston
  • Jean Toomer
  • Nella Larson
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Maya Angelou
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Amiri Baraka (fka LeRoi Jones)
  • Allen Ginsgerg
  • Charles Olsen
  • Gary Snyder
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Ed Bullins
  • Eldridge Ceaver
  • Jayne Cortez
  • Harold Cruz
  • Mari Evans
  • Lucille Clifton

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