A “symposium” is a conference or meeting for the discussion of some subject, especially an academic topic or social problem. Likewise, “Streetposia” refer to a series of cross-national conferences or symposia that use poetic expressions to engage youths from marginalized urban backgrounds in critical debates, empowering dialogues, and life changing experiences. With two capital cities of leading Western democracies as backdrop, namely Washington D.C. and Stockholm, Sweden, the Streetposia series provides a platform for addressing social justice issues that affect young people from marginalized urban communities. Spoken word poets and hip-hop artists are at the center of Streetposia, but students, other artists (dancer, painters, musicians), youth advocates, and activists will be invited to join as well.
Streetposia is an on-going series organized with help from Lund University, Split This Rock, Dr. Lory Dance, and Jonathan B. Tucker.
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NEXT EVENT MARCH 12 – 15
STREETPOSIA IN SWEDEN
Performance Poet & Activist
Joined by poets from Split This Rock of Washington D.C. and Revolution Poetry of Stockholm
Seminars, Workshops, and a Slammin’ Spoken Word Performance
Friday, March 14, 2014 at Kontrapunkt (Västanforsg. 21, Malmo, Sweden)
19:00 – 21:00 BDS Seminar featuring Rafeef Ziadah, Randa Wahbe, and Lena Ibrahim
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Kontrapunkt (Västanforsg. 21, Malmo, Sweden)
14:00 – 15:30 Palestinian Identity Workshop
16:30 – 18:00 Spoken Word Workshop
20:00 – 21:00 Slammin’ Spoken Word Performance Featuring Rafeef Ziadah and Poets from Split This Rock of Washington
D.C. and Revolution Poetry of Stockholm