Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Poetry Slam - 11/29-30/12 - Mesa Arts Center

In my daily travels to and from events, I have the opportunity to meet people, organizations, and companies on the ride or the journey.  Whether it be by circumstance or coincidence, I often learn about more great things going on in the community beyond my current view.  I had the great fortune of meeting an individual representing G Road Organization.  Because their focus is on empowerment of young people, I have a soft place in my heart for these type of supporting organizations.  This Thursday (11/29) and Friday (11/30), they are holding a Poetry Program Event.  The details are shared below.

Event: Phonetic Spit's City Wide Slam is Thursday and Friday at the Mesa Arts Center.  Thursday are the Preliminary Bouts that begin at 5:30 pm.  Friday is the Final Stage Championship beginning at 5:15 pm.

G Road is a non-profit organization based out of Phoenix, Arizona that supports individuals as they build character and develop sustainable values through programs, events, and services that are designed to help them and their communities reach their full potential. G Road connects people with their passions and uses their platform to encourage and teach these useful values: Responsibility, Integrity, Community, Respect, Compassion, and Awareness.
Mission:  To build character and sustainable values through sports, arts, education and community outreach.

Vision:  To see positive development and unity amongst communities as individuals are motivated to take steps to reach their full potential.

Goal for event: To creates a safe space to empower young people to establish their voice and use it to become driven and contributing citizens of the world using the art of spoken word poetry in an effort to combat illiteracy and silence.  Also, to create awareness and growth.


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