On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll examine how young people are using spoken word as a mechanism for social change. The show also will explore how Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam has challenged mainstream culture and created spaces that welcome and encourage marginalized communities to speak up about their life experiences, all through poetry.
Kayla Kitchen; Aleah Bradshaw; Victor Masony; Quinton Campbell-Rod; Aurelle Marie; Aisha June; Tish Jones, the Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks and Brave New Voices leadership fellow; James Kass, the Founder & Executive Director of Youth Speaks.
Host: Anita Johnson
Producers: Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada, and Anita Johnson
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker