Architects of Our Republic:
In 2013 was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dreamspeech. Architects of Our Republic marked this iconic moment in history with an explosion of poetry, music and film inspired by the message of the speech and its resonance today. It premiered new work by spoken word artists, filmmakers, musicians, young writers, elders and refugees, bringing together a multitude of voices to challenge, debate, tell personal and political stories and explore the power of speech to create social change.
Due to the success of our work with two elders groups (Golden Oldies and Make A Difference) and Refugee Youth, we are delighted to be able to continue to work with these three fantastic groups over the summer. Each group will have several workshop sessions with a number of different poets, including: Kenny Baraka, Dizraeli,Nick Makoha, Malika Booker and Degna Stone, exploring themes related to the Architects of Our Republic project.
The Architects Of Our Republic event was streamed live on 28 August 2013.
Don’t miss the Architects of Our Republic blog: – here you’ll find information about the project and share multiple perspectives on the speech itself, civil rights leaders past and present, contemporary ideas of social reform and the power of poetical, political speech.