Sunday, July 6, 2008

Recommended Web site: Street Poets Inc.

Street Poets
Street Poets
Street Poets Inc. has a powerful site that I encourage you to visit:

http://www.dreamyardla.com/

STREET POETS Inc. is a non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation.

Mission:

TO INSPIRE at-risk youth in the juvenile detention facilities, schools and streets of Los Angeles County to discover and develop their voices as writers, artists and human beings.

TO EMPOWER these young people to use the skills and increased self-awareness engendered through the arts to transcend self-destructive lifestyles.

TO CREATE a healing community that unites different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic segments of our city around the transformational power of the creative process.


Although, after forwarding it to some friends, I am still unable to respond completely to what of their questions: "Why do we live in Dallas???"

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