Spoken word. It’s poetry it’s hip-hop and increasingly, it’s the chosen means of expression for today’s youth. On this edition of Making Contact, we bring you performances by the poets and students of Youth Speaks, from their annual event in honor of another master orator, Dr. Martin Luther King.
James Kass, Youth Speaks Founder & Executive Director; Talia Young, Dante Clark, Gretchen Carvahol, Prentice Powell, Justin Jodiatis, spoken word artists.
Producers: Kyung Jin Lee, George Lavender
Host/Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producer: Esther Manilla
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Development Associate: Steph St Clair
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Alton Byrd, Dan Turner, Salima Hamirani and Barbara Muniz