Co-taught with Renée Watson and Nanya-Akuki Goodrich
In response to newspaper headlines, quotes, and statistics, participants will create a collaborative poem and performance. We will explore how poets have responded to injustice through their writing and will discuss how poetry can give voice to the silenced. Hands-on writing and performance activities will give participants tools to use in the classroom for motivating students to write poetry. How can using performance poetry in the classroom encourage students to explore social issues and use their artistic voice for action?