The youth of RunDSM were featured in the Iowa Public Television documentary Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry! We are thankful for the support and community awareness IPTV has provided us, and, most importantly, their willingness to provide the youth an even larger platform to be heard!
To view the powerful documentary, click here!
On Monday, December 9, there will be two free showings (4:00 / 7:00), with a panel of youth + community members discussing issues between showings.
We hope to see you there!
For the second year in a row, we are partnering with our favorite shop Domestica for the East Village Holiday Promenade. Blending Domestica’s style with our students’ rad poetry, you will have the opportunity to vote for Crissy’s window display (we won last year thanks to your support)! Domestica will be selling beautiful prints of our students’ poetry (sneak peak below!), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit our trip to Brave New Voices the summer of 2014. Yes, there are good people in our little city!
Crissy, we are in awe of your generosity and super fresh style. Stepping foot into Domestica feels like stepping foot into our dream home. We are thankful for you!
The youth of Urban Leadership 101 had the pleasure of learning from State Legislative Representative Ako-Abdul Samad this week! Mr. Abdul-Samad taught us about the importance of defining ourselves, finding our purpose, and giving back to our community. Thank you for your courage, commitment, and service, Ako. Our community is better because of your advocacy and willingness to practice peace.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
The youth poets of RunDSM were asked to headline an event at this year’s Wonder of Words Festival! Our friends at the Spoken Word Collective from Simpson College opened the evening, and we were thankful for the opportunity to speak our truth and get free!