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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Brave New Voices Festival and Conference-Discover the Power of Spoken Word

Join James Kass, Michelle Lee, Hodari Davis and other Youth Speaks staff for a pedagogical and curricula exploration of the power of spoken word, using the Youth Speaks Methodology in conjunction with the 7-part HBO series Brave New Voices DVD, an electronic teachers guide, and lunch. The Conference will take place in Los Angeles, California on July 24 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

About Brave New Voices:

Convening the top young poets and spoken word artists, aged 13-19, from across the United States, Brave New Voices is a one-of-a-kind festival that truly engages everyone involved; from the participants, to the adult mentors and the audience members. Each year, Brave New Voices is held in a different city, highlighting the changing demographics of the country and a new poetic and politic for the 21st Century. The 2010 festival will fun from July 19 through the 24 in Los Angeles, CA.

About Brave New Voices on HBO

All over the United States, a new generation of poets is emerging. This new HBO series captures teenagers picking up the pen and taking hold of the microphone with passion, intelligence, creativity, honesty and power. These voices of 21st Century America transcend race, class, gender, orientation, and red state/blue state politics as they show us all what the next generation of leaders looks and sounds like.

Watch on HBO ON DEMAND

Youth Speaks

Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks Inc. is a multi-faceted organization that understands and believes that the power, insight, creativity, and passion of young people can change the world. Brave New Voices was created by Youth Speaks, Inc in 1998 after the inaugural Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam in San Francisco—the first poetry slam dedicated to youth in the nation’s history. To learn more, get involved, and attend other events, visit http://www.youthspeaks.org/ and  
http://leewayfoundation.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/brave/

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