I am traveling to Macedonia in southeast Europe to lead some training for the IDEA organization. The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) "gives young people a voice through education, debate and by raising their awareness about worldwide issues."
I will be serving as the expert/trainer in the areas of protest poetry and Hip Hop lyrics. There are also comics, and graffiti artists serving as well.
Over the next week, I will be sharing the following topics:
-Defining White Supremacy
-Moving Toward Activism
-Creating an Activist Mission Statement
-Writing Your Own Protest Poem
-Writing a Group Protest Poem
As I write this, I am supposed to be going into my second day in Macedonia, but as I prepared to travel to southeast Europe, I ran into a few . . . glitches. Okay, someone was struck by lightening on the runway. Omen? Check out this video and see.