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Word Power: Celebrating Voice. Championing Community.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Benefit Celebration to support Urban Word NYC, June 15, 2011
“I found my voice today, so all of you can finally hear me well enough—to feel me.”
~Ishmael Ish Islam, Urban Word NYC BNV 2010 Slam Team Champion
Hosted at the beautiful Poets House library overlooking the Hudson River, WORD POWER is a signature Urban Word experience that allows our supporters to not only celebrate the vital youth development and literary arts programming that Urban Word NYC has championed for the past decade, but also to witness and participate in the power and impact of what we do. From the moment you enter the space, you and your guests will become part of the event, as a presenters, provocateurs and poets. This will be a night to remember.
The evening will feature…
*Live youth spoken performances and interactive presentations
*Specialty cocktails like Slick Rick Rum Punch, The Whitmanian, and Giovanni & Ginger Juice
*Live music by ‘The Underground Horns’
*Poetry Stations featuring NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ambassadors
*Prizes and giveaways
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Urban Word NYC
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep, scholarships, and performance opportunities.
We believe that free self-expression – matured in an enhanced critical literacy environment – improves self-confidence and strengthens educational achievement for NYC’s inner city youth. We promote active literacy, critical thought, and positive social dialogue across boundaries of age, race, class, gender, culture, and sexuality. Our many workshops are designed to enhance critical thinking skills, leadership, and to ignite a personal commitment to growth and learning which leads to heightened in school performance, and greater interest in pursuing higher education.