March Artist Spotlight: Poetry Slam Master Danny Solis

March Artist Spotlight: Poetry Slam Master Danny Solis

“The most important thing that writing and performing poetry and spoken word can teach is compassion. When we learn to be empathetic towards each other and towards the world in general we begin to create the world we all dream about, a world of peace and opportunity where we work together to build a really civilized culture where we can all live up to our potential.”

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July Artist Spotlight: Guerilla Haiku Founder Caley Vickerman

July Artist Spotlight: Guerilla Haiku Founder Caley Vickerman

“I wanted to experiment with tools that would embolden my students to interact with new people in public spaces.  Over time this evolved into the Guerilla Haiku Movement.  People share their stories in 17-syllables, but they also connect more deeply with themselves, the people around them and the places that they live.  It is my belief that these small moments of sharing and connection is how empathy is built, how to renew a sense of commitment to our public spaces, and how, eventually, bottom-up community development occurs.”

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