Wed, Aug 12|
TRC x Get Lit: The Power of Art to Reimagine our World
Join us for an evening of conversation, community, music, & poetry in support of Get Lit.
Time & Location
Aug 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
About The Event
Come meet fellow music lovers & art advocates! We'll enjoy a night of conversation, community, poetry, and live music. This event is a collaboration with Get Lit, a nonprofit organization, that empowers youth by fusing classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy & inspire young learners to create positive social impact. The theme of our evening is The Power of Art to Reimagine our World and we'll focus on how art can impact our lives, our communities, & our world.
How the night will run:
6:00pm - Virtual Doors Open!
6:05pm - Panel Begins
6:40pm - Performance by Geographer
6:55pm - Intermission
7:00pm - Audience Workshop w/ Get Lit (Breakout rooms)
7:20pm - Poetry Performances (Improv from Workshop)
7:45pm - Closing Remarks
Heads up: Our audience workshop is an opportunity to meet & virtually connect with other people. We ask that our audience have their video cameras & mics on for that portion of the evening. Audience members will be split into 5 zoom rooms with 5 poets, who will lead their group in conversation in order to create a collective poem. There is no preperation necessary for this workshop, just a willingness to be open & participate**.
**This event is private & invite only. All of our guests have been vetted in order to create a safe, inclusive, and engaging space.
Zoom: Our event will be held virtually on Zoom. You will receive the link & password on Tuesday, August 11th.
About Get Lit:
Get Lit's mission is to use poetry to increase literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities. Their curriculum is taught in over 100 schools, with over 98% of their students going on to college. Get Lit infuses a range of programs -- both in school and beyond school -- to achieve their goal. Their performances reach over 350 million people online, allowing for their kids' voices to be heard around the world.
TRC x Get Lit: Audience
While our event is free, we do encourage everyone to support Get Lit. This could be in the form of monetary donations, following them on social media, attending their virtual Open Mic nights, or sharing about their free services to teens & college students in your circle. More details on how to support will be provided during our event & our post-event email.