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Climbing PoeTree (MOCA Cleveland)
On 2/26/2016

Art can effect change. Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman are the forces behind Climbing PoeTree, an award-winning performance duo who combine spoken word poetry, hip hop, and multimedia theater to create riveting artistic experiences. At the forefront of social and environmental justice activism, Climbing PoeTree harnesses their art as a tool for education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Their soul-stirring performances have been featured alongside visionary leaders and artists such as Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, Sonia Sanchez, and Cornel West.
Climbing Poetree: Reshaping Reality Through Cultur (MOCA Cleveland)
On 2/27/2016

This program will take place offsite at:
East Cleveland Public Library
14101 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112
Presented in partnership with the East Cleveland Public Library.

This interactive workshop presentation combines performance, storytelling, slide shows, and video to illuminate the powerful symbiosis between art and activism. Using their motto, "Art is Our Weapon, Our Medicine, Our Voice, and Our Vision," as a guide, Alixa and Naima will share tactics and strategies from their experience as cultural workers, illuminating how poetry, media-making, creative interventions, and collaborative public art can be used to strengthen our movements for social justice. Plus participants will interact with and contribute to S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D., a growing tapestry of Stories, Testimonies, Intentions, Truths, Confessions, Healing, Expressions, and Dreams Climbing PoeTree has collected and stitched together from more than 5,000 audience members and workshop participants across the country.

Registration is limited to 40 participants.