Tag Archives: Bay Area

The 2016 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Announcement

The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program has selected five finalists to advance in the competition to become the 2016 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, announced in July 2016. The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program is a partnership between the Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks and encourages poets between the ages of 13-18 living in Oakland

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Brave New Voices Regional California Finals

Youth Speaks and Center for Vulnerable Populations Present Brave New Voices Regional California Finals! 8 cities from across California come together to compete in preparation for Brave New Voices 2016 (#BNV2016) in Washington, D.C. Come hear California’s spoken word champions bring the noise! Saturday, June 25th Aurora Theater 2081 Addison St, Berkeley 2-4pm Free and

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The Bigger Picture Showcase

Youth Speaks and Center for Vulnerable Populations present The Bigger Picture Showcase! The Bigger Picture Campaign brings poets and public health professionals together to change the conversation about the growing, yet 100% preventable, epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in young people. Come see 8 poets premiere new pieces for the Campaign and get further insight

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20th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam | Semis

Celebrate the voices of 21st century America! Youth Speaks hosted the first Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam in 1997, the first poetry slam for teenagers in the country. The annual slam (an Olympic-style poetry competition) features hundreds of young writers, emcees, and performers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and attracts almost 10,000

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3rd Annual Brave New Voices Network Convening

3rd Annual Brave New Voices Network Convening BUILDING A FIELD FOR A CHANGING AMERICA FEBRUARY 2-3, 2016 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO Featuring a Key-note address by Jeff Chang, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. The BNV Network Winter Convening offers an exciting opportunity for arts education/youth

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The 19th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. King

Youth Speaks celebrates the continuing life and legacy of Dr. King with a powerful and moving evening, where new voices emerge breathing life into the work and story of Dr. King. Beyond homage, these young poets and leaders are continuing the work left behind with renewed commitment, imagination and love. Join us as we listen

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