Racial Unity Team’s Spoken Word and Song Writing for Social Change project brought artists into the classroom to tell their stories of using the arts to heal and to advocate for justice. The artists then mentored youth in creative expressions of a future without racism, where everyone has opportunities to thrive and participate in civic life.
Several students from Exeter High School will share their creative expressions from this incredible collaboration at this unique CreativeMornings Portsmouth event.
Spoken Word and Songwriting for Social Change is a collaboration between Exeter High School and the Racial Unity Team (RUT). In 2021, RUT worked with 101 ninth graders to create art on justice and equity by asking, “What does fairness and justice look like? What changes do you want to see in the world?”
Racial Unity Team strives to support teachers who choose to deliver a curriculum on justice and equity. This project connected students to artists who inspired students to ask, not “Why should I try?” but “How can I get people to listen to me?”
You can connect with Racial Unity Team here:
About CreativeMornings PKX
CreativeMornings PKX (Portsmouth, Kittery, & Beyond) is a local chapter of the global breakfast lecture series for the creative community founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss). We meet once a month on a Friday morning from 8:30 – 10am. Every meeting will feature a local speaker on the month’s topic and is free and open to the public.