On The Same Page: Free Minds Poetry Feedback Event

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April is Second Chance Month: 

Using poetry to connect incarcerated youth and adults with their communities

What is On The Same Page?

Free Minds members who are now home read and discuss their own poetry and those of members still incarcerated through our “On the Same Page: Free Minds Poetry in the Community and the Classroom” events. Reentry members, known as Poet Ambassadors, are the core of these events, using their leadership skills and own experiences to offer a new way to engage with issues of youth violence and incarceration and to find healing through the powerful medium of creative writing.

What do I need to do?

All you need is a computer or tablet and an internet connection.There will be a live video presentation via Zoom at 7:00 with remarks from Free Minds staff and Poet Ambassadors.Participants will have access to read and respond to poetry by incarcerated writers.  All responses will be collected and mailed to the poets following the event.

The objective is to have community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors to provide uplifting feedback on the poetry of members still incarcerated, which is then returned to the poet. It is a simple but powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing.

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This is a part of HCLS' Read.Think.Vote. initiative

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