The Peace Poets have over ten years of experience as educators in vastly diverse contexts ranging from prisons to post graduate programs. Their belief is that respect and dignity for each person is the foundation for education. They acknowledge and address our interwoven traumas and collectively create a space for healing and connection.
What is unique about The Peace Poets’ educational experience is that they incorporate their activism and the struggles of current liberation movements into their curricula. The Peace Poets’ experiences participating in the Black Lives Matter Movement, protecting the water with Standing Rock, supporting those affected by the 2008 housing crisis, and the struggle for abolition, prison reform, and an end to torture have all been points of discussion, reflection, and creation in their residencies.
The Peace Poets explore culture and use Spoken Word poetry and Hip Hop to connect the personal with the political and open a dialogue with inspiring and vulnerable energy that is often missing from academic spaces. The goal of The Peace Poets is for communities to see themselves and each other as creators of beauty and carriers of important truths.