2017 Public Awareness Campaign

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2017 Public Awareness Campaign

UYTC Staff: Roberto Tamayo, Claudio Rivera (Event MC), Rachel Wax Liza Suarez, Jaleel Abdul-Adil & Lynda Gibson
UYTC Staff: Roberto Tamayo, Claudio Rivera (Event MC), Rachel Wax Liza Suarez, Jaleel Abdul-Adil & Lynda Gibson
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Youth Voices and Verses for Violence Prevention: Lessons in the Cycle

In honor of National Youth Violence Prevention Awareness Week in April 2017, UYTC hosted an event with the purpose of encouraging members of the community to celebrate the important role of the arts in sustaining and supporting positive youth development. The event provided a unique opportunity to see the premiere of videos showcasing the poetry written by the youth of Free Write Arts & Literacy. The artwork created by the youth of Project FIRE was also displayed during this event and the video entitled My City 2  by Project Fire member Dantrell Blake was showcased.

 

Click here to view the full event!

Click on the video to view the live recording of this event, campaign pledges, and youth videos.   

Click here to listen to the radio promotional recording by Founder & Executive Director of Free Write Arts & Literacy, Ryan Keesling and poet & Free Write Alum, Jaren Hamptom aka R.L. Exclusive.

Click here for the UYTC event newsletter, which includes details and photos from the 2017 event, Youth Voices and Verses for Violence Prevention: Lessons in the Cycle.