Word. Sound. Power. Poetry as Resistance

by  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.

This program can be adapted to meet a range of needs for students with disabilities and learning differences including American Sign Language interpretation, adapted movement, and neurodiversity. Please let us know any access accommodations you will need upon booking.  Sign language interpreters need at least 2 weeks' notice to book. 

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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, Literacy, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode


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

BAM Education connects learning with creativity, engaging
imagination by encouraging self-expression through in- and after-school
programs for students and teachers and offerings for audiences of all ages.

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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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.L.2c -- Spell correctly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.1 -- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.6 -- Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.SL.1 -- Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.W.2d -- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.