Power Poetry

A good project needs your help!
NOTE: Deadline to help: Sept. 29th, 2010

Power Poetry will be the world’s first mobile/online youth poetry community dedicated to social activism. It’s a project designed to inspire and assist young people to use their words to change the world.

Power Poetry grew out of five years of work on the documentary, To Be Heard— the story of three Bronx high-school students who were among the first students to participate in Power Writing, a program created by Joe Ubiles, a former high school teacher, Amy Sultan, the organizer, and filmmaker Roland Legiardi-Laura.

Their new media project team, Roland Legiardi-Laura, Eddie Martinez, and George Weiner have been invited to the Good Pitch Forum in San Francisco. The Good Pitch Forum was co-created by The Sundance Foundation and BritDoc in order to put innovative projects in front of major supporters who are committed to help. It’s a wonderful opportunity, but the team doesn’t have the funds to get from NYC to San Francisco and cover 5 days of lodging, etc.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the project and how to donate if you can.

Please note: This is a ‘Kickstarter’ website project. The way Kickstarter works is that all the donators together must pledge enough to equal the entire amount needed or none of the pledges will be accepted and the project wont get any support. People have already pledged roughly $2,300 of the the $3,800 they need. There are only 10 days left to raise the remaining $1,500.

Click here to help!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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