A partnership between City Lore and Urban Word, and made possible with support from the Hive Digital Learning Fund, Words on Walls through a series of writing and tech workshops introduces students to themes centered on pre-determined communities, and philosophies then ask them to bring their unique perspective, expanding their knowledgebase culturally, creatively, and technically. Words on Walls brings the literary and digital worlds together in a cross collaboration remixing mediums producing new ways to explore, experience and process visual art. For the Open Engagement festival, youth poets will speak on the ways in which their life work affect s social change. Accompanying the performers, poetry will be projected onto the exterior of the Queens Museum by the POEMobile, a beautifully hand-painted truck covered in the calligraphy of multilingual poetry that houses an innovative, open-air text projection system.
About the Presenting Organizations
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities. They provide FREE, safe and uncensored writing workshops to teens year round.
City Lore is a non-profit organization that offers educational programs, workshops and events to recognize grassroots cultures and ensure their living legacy.
Over the last five years, Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network has emerged as a dynamic force for learning and engagement. A thriving collaboration with 55 member organizations across the city, Hive NYC has engaged more than 20,000 youth in Connected Learning experiences through funded programs and public events.
City Lore documents, presents, and advocates for grassroots cultures to
ensure their living legacy in stories, histories, places, and traditions City Lore documents, presents, and advocates for grassroots cultures to
ensure their living legacy in stories, histories, places, and traditions
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