Students at Detroit’s Cody High School got a crash course on the city’s Chapter 9 filing from a local reporter so that they could write their own take on the lingering effects of the bankruptcy.
Some of the city’s young poets will perform at Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later, a community forum presented by public radio station WDET and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative.
The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival is a poetry slam at its core. But it also offers young people an opportunity to dig deeply into issues that affect their day-to-day lives and share their experiences with peers.
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“Locked [In],” by poet Gabriel Cortez, depicts the disturbing reality that many youth face in solitary confinement.