On Monday I am helping lead a workshop on "Global Arts for Social Change" with fifty-some Global Kids youth at a retreat in upstate New York. (See the full video I prepared for this here.) We've got a great bunch of kids, so I'm expecting some awesome dancing, street art, spoken word, drumming and other radical artistic expression on a range of issues.
The section I've been assigned is the spoken word / poetry section. I would like to present some good examples of poetry about political and social change to share with our youth on Monday evening. Can you suggest anything that is accessible, not too long, with appropriate language, particularly if read aloud? International work is much preferred.
Thanks for any help!