Harnessing the Power of the Spoken Word

Originally published at: https://systemschangealliance.org/harnessing-the-power-of-the-spoken-word/

Spoken word: Warm, funny, stark, harsh and flowing. Performers speaking truths that we shun as taboo. Words and images that roll together and bring a tear to your eye, a lump to your throat. A potent platform that pulls back the curtains to look at inconvenient truths and explore possible solutions; ways forward; gifts of hope. Searching for spoken word poetry on YouTube is like opening a Pandora’s box. Be ready to hear some of the most raw and real performance art out there. Often addressing touchy topics such as social justice, racism, and gender, with uncensored tongues, this art…