Monthly Archives: November 2014

ARTivism Links & Resources

  Here are some of our favorite ARTivism links and resources: Fine ARTivists: Banksy Tammam Azzam Shepard Fairy/Obey Giant Swoon aka Caledonia Dance Curry Space Invader  Mr. Brainwash  Ron English Ferguson Artists Respond Wrdsmth Basquiat Guerrilla Girls Jenny Holtzer Barbara Kruger Diego Rivera Isaac Cordal London Kaye Hip-Hop ARTivisits: Talib Kweli Lupe Fiasco Dead Prez…

Educating the Imagination

FROM THE ARCHIVES/EDUCATING THE IMAGINATION   Teachers & Writers Collaborative seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts. —T&W Mission Statement In spring 1995, author, activist, and T&W co-founder Grace Paley spoke…

Examples of Family We Are From Poems

STUDENT WRITING   (From Happy Days and Musical Ways/Dias Felices and Maneras Musicales, a bi-lingual anthology of writing)   The Carr Family We are from water and mountains We are from potlucks and sea air We are from golf carts with burning rubber We are from roads back and forth We are from manatees splashing…

Colorism

Colorism by Krystal “I used to wish that I can wake up one day lighter or wash my face and think that it would change. I thought it was dirt and I tried to clean it off but it wouldn’t come off.” This is from a person that wasn’t comfortable in their own skin. In today’s society the youth are concerned about who’s…

Untitled (Be Yourself…)

Untitled (Be Yourself…)  by Brendaisa Be yourself, feed the dogs, clean the dishes, they say. But what they don’t understand is that I am myself. They don’t see nothing else, but my sister. Do the dishes fix the couch make up my bed clean the bathroom be quiet, stop the attitude you’re so rude. And when…

Frowning Faces & Empty Spaces

Frowning Faces & Empty Spaces by Dayvina On the gray stone wall, keeping me captive With faces unknown, lies an empty space Matching the feelings confned inside of me An empty space that should be flled with smiling faces And big warm brown eyes shining down on me Like stars in the night sky Yet,…

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