Writing Poetry for Social Justice — July 19-23 (11am-12:30pm ET)
For young writers ages 13-19
During camp, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your writing skills.
After camp, you’ll work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert review, at your own pace, for a total time commitment of about three to four hours per day.
About the Facilitator:
Jonathan Mendoza is a Boston-bred, Chicago-based Jewish and Mexican-American activist, spoken word poet, and social justice educator. He is a National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the Sonia Sanchez – Langston Hughes Poetry Prize, and a three-time award winner at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. He currently works as a community organizer for housing justice and youth power with Pilsen Alliance, as a teaching artist with I Learn America, and as a freelance writer, performer, and educator throughout the U.S. He is a proud anxious Virgo, Greek yogurt enthusiast, and devout believer in the power of young people to change the world. Books, updates, and more information can be found at MendozaPoetry.com and @JMendoza010 on Twitter and Instagram.
Livia Blum (she/her) is a rising Junior at Smith College studying English with a concentration in poetry. She is originally from Los Angeles, California, and is passionate about the power of poetry and storytelling as tools for resistance and social justice. She can almost always be found reading, gardening, or in the audience of any theatre (hopefully soon!). She is so looking forward to being a Teaching Assistant at Write the World this summer.
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