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Today's D&D battlestation.

#sundaydnd
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We hope you join us TOMORROW for The Diatribe Free Education Program event starting at 2pm!

For all of you that have been missing live events, our aim is that this will bring you some much needed light! The event will also be informative & inspiring, just like anything our fantastic team comes together to accomplish!

Tell ya friends, especially those in education, or those who might want to see INCREDIBLE local talent performing live! 🥰🤩

Link to event in bio- livestream starts at 2PM. Email us for more info!

#curethroughcommunity
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The Diatribe FREE Education Program - will be a secret show for those in the know!

Soak in some incredible Spoken Word, learn about how The Diatribe Inc is working to create FREE culturally/socially responsible content for Educators in times of distance learning, and ask questions you want answered by some of our cities most unique minds.

If you want to attend this virtual event, please email: info@TheDiatribe.org.

If you are an educator, parent, or clinician looking for this content, you can access it via the link in our bio.

Art by: @solasink_
Fueled by: @meijerstores , @heartofwestmichigan , @mihumanities , and @grcommfound

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💥💥We've released new downloadable content that's completely FREE teachers to use in the classroom or in distance learning! 💥💥

Poetry Empowered: Mental Health and Wellness is a ten session course for middle schoolers that uses poetry videos, interactive student journals, and unique writing prompts to help young people share their experiences and tell their stories.

👀 Check the link in our bio!

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Let's get ready to roll, Pathfinder.
The Dungeons & Dragons Club just got our dice shipped.

#tcpathfinder
#dndclub
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In an effort to combat the inequities around distance learning and ease the burden on our educators,our organization has released FREE downloadable content that can be used in person or during distance learning.

That content can be found using the link in our bio!

On December 19th from 2-3:30pm we will be facilitating a free learning session, poetry reading, and dialogue about "the state of the arts" where we talk about the Past, Present, and Future state of our organization.

If you would like to attend this free virtual event, please email Info@TheDiatribe.org for the link.

Please, spread the word!

This programing was made possible by: Heart of West Michigan United Way, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Youth Action Committee), Meijer, and Michigan Humanities.

Art by: @solasink_ (<--MUST FOLLOW!)

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Happening NOW on YouTube. You need to tune into the_diatribe NOW!

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We hope you join us TOMORROW for The Diatribe Free Education Program event starting at 2pm!

For all of you that have been missing live events, our aim is that this will bring you some much needed light! The event will also be informative & inspiring, just like anything our fantastic team comes together to accomplish!

Tell ya friends, especially those in education, or those who might want to see INCREDIBLE local talent performing live! 🥰🤩

Link to event in bio- livestream starts at 2PM. Email us for more info!

#curethroughcommunity
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Today I hosted my first digital read aloud to my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders.

This pandemic, and the way our leadership is responding to it, must not keep us down, must not make us fear, and must not stop us from believing in the power of a good story. "He considered fainting.
He deemed it the only reasonable response to the situation in which he found himself in, but then he remembered the words of the threadmaster: honor, courtesy, devotion, and bravery.
'I will be brave,' thought Despereaux.
How best for him to be brave?
He cleared his throat. He let go of his tail. He stood up straighter. 'Once upon a time,' he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best, most powerful words that he knew and just saying them comforted him."
- The Tale of Despereaux
Share what you're doing to spread love and light to your community. Use the thehashtag... #curethroughcommunity
#pathfinderschool
#pandemic
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#UniteThroughDiatribe

Taking the prompt from the_diatribe for #nationalpoetrymonth. Directions were to take a selfie and write about yourself using loving and positive language.
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More hair on my head than there could be by now
Every grey earned through experience and grit
A wisdom in my eyes that did not show in photos from my youth
A little redness, ever present, reminds that blood is still flowing
My heart may have tried to stop the flow, it was tired
But my soul was stronger and held on to life
In the end it’s unknown how this journey will end
But those who walk beside me make all the difference

#unitethroughdiatribe
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We are so delighted to be having another incredible artist join our team. Thank you @geminidapoet231 for helping us expand our reach to even more phenomenal youth!
📸: @chillapertilla @corey_ography
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3 DAYS AWAY FROM OUR 2020 VIRTUAL POETRY POP UP!!!!!!!!

Remember when we got to do live poetry in person?? WELL WE'RE STILL DOING IT LIVE, BABY!!! Just virtually!
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Catch us supporting & celebrating our incredible students, who have joined us via Zoom calls for the majority of their summer just to learn how to be better poets. We couldn't be any more excited for this show if we tried!!! You don't wanna miss it, folks!
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We would like to take the time to recognize a local graphic designer- Luis Fernandez! We have him to thank for the Grand on this photo, so you'll be seeing his work on several of our future posts! Check our bio for his LinkedIn to get connected with him. Thanks, Luis! ...

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We are so grateful to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (@grcommfound) and their Youth Grant Committee. We are one of their 15 grant partnerships for this year!
The Youth Grant Committee at Grand Rapids Community Foundation is an opportunity for students from public, private and home-school high schools.
To learn more about the Youth Grant Committee, head to http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-funding/additional-funds/youth-grant-committee
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💥👀Our summer programming is FREE & now more accessible than ever!👏🏽 💯 We'll be bringing the same dynamic creative energy that we always do, this time over Google Meet! Our educational director, Rachel Gleason (@rachel_gleason_poet) is curating content specifically for this program, to build your poetic prowess through the net! How cool is that??? You don't want to miss this round of The Diatribe Summer Programming! Sign up today! ...

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Woo! When we say this filled our cup, y'all, we mean it!!
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This email is from a 9th grader who goes to the Grand Rapids Public Museum School. He wrote us to let us know his own thoughts about justice, and about how our work has inspired him! At the end of the email is the sweetest line: "I have been working hard and saved up for a few months now, I hope 200 dollars is enough to achieve new heights." Ahh!! Our hearts are melting!!
Believe us when we tell you, having the leaders of the future propping us up like this will always be what pushes us forward, and we know all too well that community is what takes us to new heights. We will continue to grow so that we can continue to work with phenomenal youth like this one! ❤🔥🔥
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Nov. 23rd at the Grand Showcase. Photo by Zmbiephrsh #UniteThroughDiatribe ...

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Our 2020 Virtual Poetry Pop Up is just 4 days away! The memories of past pop ups are so close to us, it seems like just yesterday when we had our first one! We will be streaming the virtual showcase of our current summer programming students live via Facebook this Saturday, see our previous post for more details, link to the event is in our bio, and check out our Facebook page! ...

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So excited! Thanks to the_diatribe for sharing some awesome swag for our poets participating in Tuesday's Poetry Cafe in room 217!

#BulldogPoets #unitethroughdiatribe #mydiatribe
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Pictured: Our educational director, @rachel_gleason_poet blowing kid's minds with our summer programming!! Summer programming has officially begun and we are SO EXCITED!!
We had nearly 28 register for our beginners class, and 18 showed up on the first day!
Shout-out our Education Director, Rachel Gleason, for knocking 2020-Summer-Programing-during-a-pandemic out of the park! And shout out to all of the dynamic young people taking time out of their summer to soak up more knowledge!
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Our students are at the heart of our work. Regina (@reginaaaaaa.16 ) has been a part of our programming for the past few years, and we've watched her grow before our eyes into a fierce young poet. We want to shower her with love because we recently got the news she's been accepted into a prestigious program at @interlochenarts academy!!! Congratulations Regina! You are deserving of every blessing in your life. Watch out for the next generation of creatives, y'all, I promise you'll be hearing about her in the future! ...

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Our students must have this radar for when we need that extra push to keep #doingthework. Our Executive Director received this heartfelt message today & now we're all in gear to get things done.

THIS RIGHT HERE!!! is why we do what we do y'all!

Happy Wednesday, hope you're staying hydrated ♡
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Cyd(the lemonade stand entrepreneur/youth extraordinaire) & our Executive Director @fableistruth interviewed with WOODTV8 today! We'll keep you posted on when to watch to catch the full scoop, & Cydney wanted us to tell you that she hopes to inspire people to be kind, be confident, and be you!! ...

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Just a few more days! You can pre-order Daniel Lamboy's duncle1's book today on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It drops this Friday!

Congratulations, Daniel on your first of many books!

#GrandvillePride!

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This dynamic student of ours is now a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! *SCREAMS*
Shout-out to duncle1 for publishing his first collection of poems, and for being our first student to do so!
Go look up his book “The Fume of Fresh Ash” on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!
#MyDiatribe #UniteThroughDiatribe
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As an organization that lives and breathes for our community, we are so grateful to be held in the same regard by those around us. The love we are receiving in an otherwise hard time has been incredibly uplifting. @woosahoutfitters has created these 4 posters, uplifting words 4 of our org's teaching artists through paper and ink! Every message is from a black artist living in Grand Rapids, speaking truth to black experience in our country. This is what #doingthework looks like, y'all!!!
We are so overjoyed to see the final product of this very emotional project. Huge thank you to Woosah Outfitters. (Did we mention only 100 of these babies will be released??)
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😍🔥 Shoutout to the teaching artists/staff involved:
@kydkanepoetry
@iamautopilot
@joce_oh_lyn
@fableistruth
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Have you purchased your ticket yet? The day is almost here; only 10 to go. (The link to score your very own access to my workshop, or maybe a meet & greet with Rudy mf-ing Francisco is in my bio 📣) I'll be sharing the top ten reasons to go once a day until we get there, you can see those in my IG story ♡ .
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Just grateful to be a part of it.
#UniteThroughDiatribe #MyDiatribe #TheGrandShowcase
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