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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Poetry Slam! 2012 video of the week: Johnson Middle School


NOTE: Each week, we are featuring a school's performance from the 15th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!, the largest youth slam in the District! During the two-night culminating event of the fall season -- held Nov. 28 at Columbia Heights Education Campus and Nov. 29 at H.D. Woodson High School -- 35 schools had the opportunity to perform original group and solo poems and songs in front of their peers, families and community members. At the end of each night, teams were called back up on stage to receive trophies.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the self-expression DC SCORES instills in youth. 

Johnson Middle School took the stage on the second night of the Slam! with 3 original poems--the Bully, the Victim, and the Apology.

The Johnson poets touched on an issue real to many young adults. Their performance was moving, lyrical, and reminded the audience that we all have a responsibility to work to end verbal and physical violence in our schools.

 The piece ended with a slow hymn, as the team came out together on stage to sing about forgiveness and apology. It was an important performance; a poetic call to action against bullying.

To view any performance from the Poetry Slam!, visit the DC SCORES YouTube page.

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