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Word. Sound. Power. Poetry as Resistance

from BAM Education

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Alyssa “Lady Logic” Saunders' poem of resistance “Ritually
rUINED,”is the focus and the springboard to creativity in this interactive
virtual workshop. After experiencing this powerful poem students are encouraged
to draw upon their own experiences and write their own poem of resistance. 


Every student who participates in even one BAM Education film, performance, or workshop qualifies for a Scripps Scholarship. If any of your students are interested in majoring in the arts in college, encourage them to apply. The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2018. For more information, contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) at 855-670-ISTS (4787) or

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About This Program


Point to Point: $200.00
Point to Point Premium: $160.00


This is a 55-minute workshop for grades 9-12

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Literacy

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

This program will be offered between October 1, and December 31., 2017

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to school closures due to weather i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 72 hours notice.

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BAM Education

Brooklyn, NY
United States

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Program Details


1. The workshop begins with an exploration of the students' relationship to social media and consumerism
2. There will be a free-write exercise
3. The workshop leader will then introduce the poet and her work to the students.
4. Students will watch a video of Lady Logics' reciting her poem "Ritually rUINED"
5. The students will then engage in a instructor led discussion of the poem, its subject matter and themes.,
6. Students will watch the video a second time
7. Participants will then create their own poem of resistance.
8. Students will share their poems with their class.
9. The instructor will leave the students with some questions for them to reflect on after the workshop.
10. Time will be left for any questions the students might have.


The student participants will:
- Examine the definitions of, hip-hop, poetry, and spoken word
- Reflect on their relationship with social media and consumer society
- Engage in a free-write exercise in preparation for the main activity
- Analyze a poem to discover its subject and themes
- Write their own poem based on their personal experience
- Reflect on their own poem and ponder some questions about their relationship to sociaty

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.1 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.6 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening