Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks

The twelfth annual Brave New Voices international youth poetry festival, an event organized by Ford Foundation grantee Youth Speaks, took place July 14-19 in Chicago. At this year's festival, Ford sponsored a series of spoken-word performances about the power of the arts to create social change. The foundation has posted videos of some of the performances on its Web site, while more videos can be viewed on the Brave New Voices site and at the related site on HBO, which last year aired a documentary about the festival.