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Our STORiES iN Verse: poetry of community and social justice

  • Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership 205 Monroe Street Kalamazoo, MI, 49006 United States (map)
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OUR STORiES iN VERSE: poetry of community and social justice

This event will be the culmination of a 6-week workshop — an exciting partnership between Read and Write Kalamazoo, the KEYS program at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home, and Eastside Youth Strong. With a focus on community and social justice, youth will write stories in verse exploring their personal experiences, families and friendships, goals and setbacks, value and redemption, and how they see themselves growing into the world. We will be using the powerful work of Jason Reynold's "Long Way Down" and the Black Panther comic book series to draw thematic and stylistic inspiration.

Join us for this inspiring reception, where youth will present their work at the Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.