The Youth of DSM / Black Lives Matter

On Sunday, December 14, the youth of Des Moines organized a rally for peace to celebrate the lives of those lost due to police brutality. The present and our future are bright.

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All photos courtesy of RunDSM / Ms. Emily Lang

East High’s Share the Mic

On Friday, December 5, the poets of East High School hosted our final Share the Mic of 2014, with all proceeds benefiting Pearls for Girls. Special thanks to local photographer Eduardo Arana for capturing the truth of our poets. Follow him on Instagram here!

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Know More: World AIDS Day Event

On Thursday, December 4, the poets of Movement 515 collaborated with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Polk County Health Department, The Project – Primary Healthcare, BeUnleashed (Words Taylor) and HIV+AIDS advocate Brandon K. Griewank to host a World AIDS Day event at the Des Moines Social Club. Huge shout-out to Eduardo Arana for capturing the event. (Psssst…follow him on Instagram here!)

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Watercolor Poetry by Jamie Malone

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Huge shout-out to Jamie Malone for her incredible artistry from last week’s Share the Mic event. Follow her on twitter here and Instagram here!

Wonder of Words Festival

On Saturday, November 15, the poets of Movement 515 had the opportunity to share their truth at a performance for the Wonder of Words Festival. Huge shout-out to Eduardo Arana for his mad skills on the camera. Follow him on Instagram here!

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SHOUT with Douglas Kearney

On Thursday, November 6, the poets of Movement 515 had the honor of sharing the stage with poet+performer+librettist Douglas Kearney at Drake University. Shout-out to the Comparison Project and the Coalition of Black Students for sponsoring the event!

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SLAM

Shout-out to the East squad for taking the title at the October 30 slam! You did good! You did real good!

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SLAM

On Thursday, October 3, 2014, RunDSM held its first school v. school poetry slam! Students from North, East, Roosevelt, and Hoover participated, with the Huskies taking the win! Shout-out to Eduardo Arana for capturing the truth and passion of our poets. Follow him on Instagram here!

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