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Category: Poetry

Words for Mom: A Letter and Poem from Probation Youth

Over the past month, De-Bug has been working with probation youth who have the hunger to write. Running editorials with these young men and women has been a humbling experience with challenging real-life topics surfacing. These editorials produce beautiful material where young people, who have experienced life in unexplanable ways, have voice. We are constantly reminded that young people, when given the opportunity, can share their experience in ways that we can all learn. The following two pieces are by two young women about the women who gave them life. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with the authors.

"There's Gold Out West" -- Spoken Word by Andrew "SoCiety" Bigelow

SoCiety is a San Jose artist and poet that speaks on some of the issues facing California, he delivered this piece as part of the Heal the Valley march -- from East San Jose to the steps of Google and Apple.

POEM: Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

Steeda McGruder, founder of Sisters That Been There, shares the walk of, and freedom from, incarceration from the tales of the shoes women on the inside wear.

S.P.E.A.K. on It! [The Preview]

The S.P.E.A.K. on It! documentary is the story of the S.P.E.A.K. organization at San Francisco State University that sent a Slam Poetry team to New York City to compete in a national slam poetry competition CUPSI

"The Legalities of Being"

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes teams up with Julio Salgado on his piece "The Legalities of Being"

Hip Hop for Justice in South San Jose (De-Bug and Zulu Nation Event)

Hip Hop met politics in the Edenvale Community Center in South San Jose. MCs, elected officials, community leaders all having a good time while building a movement.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: week of August 27 to september 3rd

Here's a labor day playlist for all my "Debuggers" out there who enjoy music.

Youth Speaks Presents "Queeriosity"

Queeriosity is a literary arts and performance event that creates a safe space for LBGTQ youth to speak their truths to a supportive group of their peers and allies. If you’ve ever felt your identity overcrowding the tiny boxes, Queeriosity is for you.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: "So Far Away" featured M10, Directed by Alex Knowbody

Check out the new releases by M10, directed by The Knowbodies own Alex Knowbody.

Rock Me Til' I'm Deaf (Poetry Series)

A series of poems from San Jose based author Miguel Gonzalez.
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