I will be researching and sharing the empowering tool of spoken word poetry for our rangatahi.
Grace Taylor – World of Difference
Action Education Inc
Grace’s work during her Vodafone World of Difference year will be in partnership with Action Education, an organisation that uses creative arts to engage with young people, the community and youth development. Her placement will be in conjunction with her Masters of Youth Development research and dissertation at the University of Auckland, “spoken word poetry as a vehicle for youth development”, with a focus on ‘afakasi’ (mixed heritage) identity and a true youth voice.
“My placement will hugely contribute to the research, programme development and trial delivery of spoken word poetry programmes for the rangatahi of Aotearoa,” says Grace.
“Spoken word poetry is a proven youth development tool and I am very passionate about its use, being a spoken word poet myself.”
“My placement at Action Education through the World of Difference programme will provide the resources and knowledge to build youth’s capacity through sound active research, the development of a spoken word poetry programme and workshops, and a youth development toolkit for training and developing youth development workers and facilitators.”
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On October 6th Navigating Spaces will be holding Performance Showcase -- stay tuned for details.
In November a featured filmed poetry performance by each young person will be exhibited in the Pacific Pathways section at Auckland Museum, to have their words living in the taonga of their ancestors. Very Exciting.
Huge shout outs to Bethany Edmonds from Auckland Museum and leader of UrbanLife 2012.
If you are interested in spoken word poetry workshops in your school or community by Action Education, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s all for now….
Peace & Poetry
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