Activism and Advocacy through Poetry

Just like an editorial, poetry can be used as a form of activism. Sometimes, we may feel as though we have “nothing to say,” on a topic, and we feel as though we can or should stay quiet because it doesn’t directly affect us.

The thing is, our passion is an important part of who we are, and we know that there is danger in silence.


Your Assignment, Due Tuesday 2/17

Write a poem of at least 10 lines about a topic you feel passionately about.

What are the things you didn’t know what to stay when you started learning about it? What are the things you are too scared to say now? What do you think you should say now? (Need help choosing a topic? Think about your social studies editorial…)

Examples:

Your poem MUST:

I would RECOMMEND…

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