This year being accepted to COCA(the Canadian organization of campus activities) is a big deal as we have a chance to put spoken word in front of 100's of delegates from countless Canadian Colleges and Universities. The costs associated with this are not small, but we believe that through our networks we can make this happen.
Putting BIPOC voices in front of these decision makers is a huge opportunity. Though Spoken Word Poets actively work at the high school level through facilitating workshops, keynote speeches, and feature performances, the college circuit has been one that has been a challenge to network and break. This is one circuit in particular that spoken word poetry in Canada could see a lot of positive impact from.
To introduce spoken word to your campus via the voices of national award winning BIPOC voices opens the doors for healthy dialogue and change for the social and political climate of a student body. COCA is a direct channel to start building these relationships. Getting Spoken word poetry in front of the delegates that has the spending power to schedule the years activities will have direct impact on the ability to put poets in front of students.GOAL $2000