Exploring Identity through Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Poetry
See More Perspective and his spoken word poetry is a workshop for grades 4-12 and adults. Presented differently for learners of various ages, this workshop explores social identity and how it informs the choices we make as artists and as people. Students will participate in activities that help illuminate their own identity and values, reflect with peers, and begin to discover their own creative voice.
The intended outcome of this program was for patrons to learn more about spoken word poetry and hip-hop and how to discover their own creative voices. A survey was distributed to receive feedback from those attending the programs.
Surveys were distributed to participants at all programs. 100% noted they would attend another similar Legacy event sponsored by the library. Here are some things patrons learned by attending the program:
*"Fantastic! Fun to play with language. Great job adapting to the audience at hand."
*"History of Hip-hop origins."
*"Enjoyed his performance piece at the end very much."
Two public libraries provided space, staff, and additional promotion for the programs and approximately three regional newspapers provided marketing through press releases, photos and interviews with artists and performers.