Part of "Brave New Voices: Youth Speaks! 11th International Youth Poetry Slam"
Presented in Partnership with Robert Redford’s Sundance Preserve and the U.S. Green Building Council
For the third year, Youth Speaks teams up with Robert Redford and the Sundance Preserve to present a national spoken word forum on Global Warming. Hosted at the Kennedy Center, this event has been an absolute highlight in the campaign to increase awareness of this critical issue. Featuring poets 13-25 years old from across the United States, this program will select 5 representatives to represent Sundance and Youth Speaks at numerous forums across the globe. Past winners have been featured at a number of events, performing for mayors, members of congress, and even past presidents, bringing down the house each time. There is no better way to hear the unique perspective young people of color bring to the table about Global Warming and how industrial pollution, environmental injustice, and unhealthy, non-green communities effect people in their daily lives.
With a growing focus on Green Economies and how urban communities are affected by this global concern, a whole new generation are speaking up to spark change.