Monday, September 19, 2011

Urban Word

Home   Founded on the belief that teenagers can and must speak for themselves, Urban Word NYC™ (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hop movements in New York City since 1999.
   Urban Word NYC believes that free self-expression - matured in an enhanced critical literacy environment - improves selfconfidence 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 inschool performance, and greater interest in pursuing higher education.
  I discovered Urban Word  a few months ago and have gone to a few of their events. One of which being the Brooklyn Open, which is a monthly open mic at the Brooklyn public library at Grand Army plaza.
Here is one of their feature poets, Timothy DuWhite, performing his latest piece "Set it off"

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