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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!

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Big shout-out to @eightwest8 for highlighting a few stories that really bring joy during a time that feels so heavy.
This greenhouse will be certainly getting our business after this pandemic ends.
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Another day of national poetry month, means another prompt!
Maybe get outside, dust off the notebook, and enjoy the weather while you spread some light yourself?
#curethroughcommunity #UniteThroughDiatribe
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Happy National Poetry Month!
We have decided to try (we use that word loosely) to supply you all with writing prompts every day this month as a way to #CureThroughCommunity. If you use the prompt, tag us in your story, or post it online using the hashtag, and we will share some of our favorites.
We can not wait to see what you all create!
P.s. this might be a great idea for even those that do not consider themselves “creatives”. You got this!
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Sometimes, you need to let the darkness out before you can see the light. As we progress through #NationalPoetryMonth, this prompt is to get all of us in the practice of shaking off the dust! Share your answers if you're feeling brave enough, and tag us so we can show it off in our story! Let's #UniteThroughDiatribe and find a #CureThroughCommunity ♡ ...

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KEEPING. STUDENTS. ENGAGED. It’s a different beast in every classroom. So how do we consistently keep young people interested? With dynamic teaching artists – people who live and breathe teaching through poetry - AND by making sure our #students see themselves within the scope of each lesson. You can help us continue teaching the next generation of change makers by donating at the link in our bio! #CureThroughCommunity
PC: @quinnkphoto
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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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💥💥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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Yay Nigella!!

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Help send Nigella to Spellman College! Link in bio✨ (Swipe to see the prompt of the day & the prizes involved in our challenge) At the heart of everything we do in this organization is our students! This dynamic youth reached out to ask if we could share her college fund, so OF COURSE, we are doing just that! A snippet from the GoFundMe page: “My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and utilize it to acquire a career that involves helping people and changing the world in order for every minority to have better access to their rights. I never thought I would get accepted into a historically black college/university. So, my acceptance to Spelman came as a surprise. If I could actually attend, it would be better than a dream come true!” Help send this brilliant young black woman to college, y’all! Over the years we have worked with her, we have watched her grow into such a force to be reckoned with. We hope you’ll support her in anyway you can! Link to her fund in our bio. #UniteThroughDiatribe to #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨
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It's National Poetry Month!

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Happy birthday to the late & great Maya Angelou. This day marks a day of rest for our team as we celebrate a brilliant mind. Swipe to see the 5th prompt of #NationalPoetryMonth! Tag us in your stories & posts to enter to win dope prizes at the end of this month. Donate at least $30 all month long to enter without posting a poem! Let’s #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨#UniteThroughDiatribe
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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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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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#UniteThroughDiatribe

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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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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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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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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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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This is my favorite part of The Diatribe Inc’s program! Watching and listening as young people share their stories in the final reading for their classmates. I will miss Tuesday’s at Crossroads!
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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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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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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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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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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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Pictured here: A wild Peaceful Pisces Poet in her natural habitat 🤓.

Posted withregram • the_diatribe #KydSaidIt: “I enjoy engaging with the students and watching them open up with each session that passes.” ⠀
Not only is one of our teaching artists, Kyd Kane, the current Poet Laureate of #GrandRapids, she is the second consecutive #PoetLaureate of the city to work with The Diatribe. This team is a poetry #POWERHOUSE. #UniteThroughDiatribe⠀
You can find more Kyd KydSaidIt!
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It's National Poetry Month!

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Happy birthday to the late & great Maya Angelou. This day marks a day of rest for our team as we celebrate a brilliant mind. Swipe to see the 5th prompt of #NationalPoetryMonth! Tag us in your stories & posts to enter to win dope prizes at the end of this month. Donate at least $30 all month long to enter without posting a poem! Let’s #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨#UniteThroughDiatribe
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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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Yay Nigella!!

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Help send Nigella to Spellman College! Link in bio✨ (Swipe to see the prompt of the day & the prizes involved in our challenge) At the heart of everything we do in this organization is our students! This dynamic youth reached out to ask if we could share her college fund, so OF COURSE, we are doing just that! A snippet from the GoFundMe page: “My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and utilize it to acquire a career that involves helping people and changing the world in order for every minority to have better access to their rights. I never thought I would get accepted into a historically black college/university. So, my acceptance to Spelman came as a surprise. If I could actually attend, it would be better than a dream come true!” Help send this brilliant young black woman to college, y’all! Over the years we have worked with her, we have watched her grow into such a force to be reckoned with. We hope you’ll support her in anyway you can! Link to her fund in our bio. #UniteThroughDiatribe to #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨
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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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Nov. 23rd at the Grand Showcase. Photo by Zmbiephrsh #UniteThroughDiatribe ...

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@iAmAutoPilot: "Every-day students surprise me, and that's the most enjoyable part of being a teacher with The Diatribe." ⠀
This multi-talented #artist and new father is one of our partners in poetry. Foster’s list of accolades is unending! He could choose to be anywhere, and he’s chosen time and time again to be part of our team! #UniteThroughDiatribe⠀
Follow along with Foster at @iAmAutoPilot!
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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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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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