Splitista Kathi Wolfe shares her opinion on the proposed budget cuts of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Read the full article in The Washington Blade here.
Split This Rock Youth Programs Coordinator Joseph Green, and DC Youth Slam Team alumn talk about the importance of poetry and the arts in response to the proposed budget cuts of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Read the full blog post in Ploughshares at Emerson College.
“There aren’t many spaces where the opinions and the problems of young people are taken seriously. I feel like I’ve found people who actually listen and care about what I have to say every time I get up on stage and perform." Dani Miller, a youth poet competitor for a slot on Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Team, shares her thoughts on the power of poetry at the DC Youth Slam Team Semi-Finals. Read the full article in The Churchill Observer here.
In a blog post by Harriet Levin Millan for The Smart Set at Drexel University, Harriet discusses her time at AWP 2017, and showcases the free speech vigil co-organized by Split This Rock on the last day of AWP. Read the blog post here.
In a spotlight by BrightestYoungThings.Com Sarah Massey lists Split This Rock as an organization to get involved with! Read the full article here.
Split This Rock's Executive Director Sarah Browning shares her thoughts for CODEPINK'S "On Day 1 of the #IraqTribunal". In this video participants provided testimony on the lies that were used to invade Iraq. Watch the testitmonial on TheRealNews YouTube channel here.
Read more thoughts about the free speech vigil on the last day of AWP 2017 in this article by BookBrunch.
Watch an interview with Split This Rock Executive Director, Sarah Browning and Moussa al-Naseri, a Baghdad native who sold stationary on Mutanabbi Street on Iraq Matters.
Young Artists Lead Through Emotional Expression, Powerful Voices and a Conviction for Social Justice
Slam poetry is a growing artistic platform among youth, and programs have sprouted in schools and out-of-school organizations across the nation, fostering hundreds of spoken word poetry teams who compete in national contests like Louder Than a Bomb and Brave New Voices. Read about Split This Rock and youth programs in the full article here on YOUTH Today.
Read about Split This Rock Poetry Open Mic after the Woman's March in this article by Overpass Light Brigade.