Changing the World One Poem at a Time

How can we use poetry to promote social justice in our community?

Key Content
social justice, poetry, public speaking, illustration, multimedia
A sunset with a chain running across it. There are three doves flying away from the chain.

Student teams create video montages of social justice poetry, identifying social justice issues they care about, selecting and analyzing social justice poems, and bringing them together with illustrations and oral performance. Students also write response poems or social justice poems of their own and work together as a class to create a community exhibition featuring their video montages as well as their original poems and illustrations.