Since 2001, The Living Word Festival has hosted an annual gathering of future thinking, Urban centered performers, educators & environMentalists.
Through eight festivals, more than 30,000 people have enjoyed several hundred artists of various disciplines from around the country.
…this is where you want to be…hip hop does not dominate the body of content, and yet, hip hop is in the body of the players on stage.
A festival born out of forced labor and pandemic unemployment. Jim crow and reaganomics. a left coast, left-leaning (out of your hybrid impala) kinda interdisci- plinary artist-curated festival.
–> UNIVERSES: LIVE FROM THE EDGE
Universes’ presents live from the edge, an evening that showcases the ensemble’s special brand of fusion theater in a “best of” evening that tracks the evolution of their poetic language from childhood rhymes and community rituals, to poetry and theater, hip-hop and gospel.
fierce, funny, and bitingly intelligent…prodigiously versatile, handling the demands of the piece with professionalism and aplomb —The L.A. Times
Oct 8–9, 8pm //
Counterpulse, 1310 Mission St, San Francisco //
$20 /$10 students, elders, teachers
–> LIFE IS LIVING (www.lifeisliving.org)
Oct 10, 11a-5p //
DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Oakland //
–> BRAVE NEW VOICES TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE
Youth Speaks executive team members James Kass, Hodari Davis, and Marc Bamuthi Joseph offer specific curriculum expertise on how to maximize the classroom use of the HBO 7 part documentary series “Brave New Voices.”
Attendees of this four-hour professional development opportunity will receive the HBO produced DVD, an electronic educational guide, and will be provided with lunch.
Oct 17, 10a-2p //
Lick Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave, SF //
$50. limited capacity.
–>LIVING WATER: YOUTH SPEAK TO SPIRIT
A curated sampling of Youth Speaks poets perform works about their faith, conflicts and complexities included. Young writers of all religious backgrounds engage with both ministry and apathy, forging a safe space for young artists to examine their relationship to the divine through poetry. Co-hosted by Denizen Kane and Brandon santiago and featuring remarks by members of the Glide Memorial Ministry Council.
Oct 18, 2p //
Glide MeMorial Church Sanctuary, 330 Ellis St @ Taylor, SF //