Training Opportunity for Educators at Urban Word, NYC

Preemptive Education: Language, Identity & Power
Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training (Sept. 25 -Sept. 28 at NYU)
Preemptive Education aims to examine the issues that affect today’s youth, while providing creative and practical resources to address them. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices in student-centered pedagogy from professionals in the fields of education, youth development, and spoken word & hip-hop. Combining performance, panel discussion, and professional development workshops, Preemptive Education will provide comprehensive opportunities for educators of all levels.
Opening Panel and Youth Performance: FREE to the Public
FRIDAY Sept 26, 7-9pm
Room 703, Silver Center
WORD LIFE:An Evening of Performance and Conversation on Language, Identity & Power
This dynamic performance and panel series will start at the word. Three poems with three panels will interact and converge in a conversation that uses spoken word poetry to reclaim identities and challenge inequities around language, privilege and power. Using each poem as a starting point, panelists will address and illuminate issues around language privilege, youth voice, and social justice. Young poets from Urban Word NYC will provide the platform from which respondents and panelists will vision a new dialogue around the transformative power of spoken word poetry and the pedagogies that champion the voices of the next generation.