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Climbing Poetree, dual-voice spoken word poetry at Antioch

February 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – 8:00PM
Climbing Poetree

“Creativity is the antidote for violence and destruction. Art is our most human expression, our voice to communicate our stories, to challenge injustice and the misrepresentations of mainstream media, to expose harsh realities and engender even more powerful hope, a force to bring diverse peoples together, a tool to rebuild our communities, and a weapon to win this struggle for universal liberation.” – Alixa + Naima

Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman. Over the last 11 years, Climbing PoeTree has been at the forefront of social and environmental justice movements by harnessing their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Their award-winning performance is composed of dual-voice spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multimedia theatre that dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice, and helps heal our inner trauma so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities. For more information, visit their website: http://www.climbingpoetree.com.

Innovative educators and performers, Climbing PoeTree’s work appears in high school and university curricula. In that last year alone, they were selected to present and keynote at the New Story Summit, Scotland; Bioneers National Conference, California; and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, MA to name a few. They have lead hundreds of workshops in institutions from Yale University to Rikers Island Prison. They are currently developing a multimedia curriculum derived from their celebrated production, Hurricane Season, that employs art and culture to help learners analyze systems of oppression and resistance, and builds critical consciousness and imagination essential for fundamental social change.

Free for Antioch students, faculty & staff and YSHS students $10 suggested at the door for community members

Global Seminar on Education, Coretta Scott King Center, Office of Community Life, Antioch Performance Program, and Antioch College Alumni Relations

Foundry Theater


February 20, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Antioch College Theatre
920 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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