SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Youth Speaks, the country's leading spoken word and literary arts organization, will present Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King – A Poetic Conversation with MLK at the historic Nourse Auditorium on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7pm.
For the 18th year, Youths Speaks will gather community members to celebrate the ongoing life and legacy of Dr. King. Our celebration features thoughtful responses from brilliant Bay Area poets to Dr. King's powerful work and words. The urgency of Dr. Kings works and words resonate deeply with the current state of our nation. It has never been more necessary than right now to gather as a beloved community and hold space for young poets to raise their voices and speak. In the tradition of Dr. King, we acknowledge the power of the sincere word to breathe life into justice.
This year's showcase will feature performances by Universes, Young Gifted and Black, members of the SF Jazz High School All-Stars, Youth Speaks alum Dahlak Brathwaite, Do D.A.T., Youth Speaks Grand Slam Champions, and more. Hosted by Youth Speaks' own M.C. K~Swift with DJ Dion Decibels.
About Youth Speaks:
Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of spoken word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Youth Speaks first produced Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1997 and has since been an important cornerstone of Youth Speaks' annual programming.
ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS
THE 18TH ANNUAL BRINGING THE NOISE FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING – A POETIC CONVERSATION WITH MLK
The Nourse Auditorium
275 Hayes Street (between Van Ness & Franklin)
San Francisco, CA 94117
January 19, 2015
$5 for Youth | $10 for Adults
415.255.9035 ext. 20
Video - http://youtu.be/ftImN_ePlM4
SOURCE Youth Speaks