Mazomedia wrote: Film by Matteus Clement & Mazo Media Poem by Jeremy Loveday (www.jeremyloveday.ca) Twitter: @JeremyLoveday https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremyloveday/videos Learn and take action: Ten things men can do to prevent gender violence: http://jacksonkatz.com/wmcd.html http://www.whiteribbon.ca/ http://vwsac.com/ With much thanks to the Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre, Gagan Leekha, Billy Yu, and and Jackson Katz.
Poem by Lamar Jorden (formerly known as Tha Trufe), speaking on a conversation he had with a homeless Army veteran in Seattle. Lamar Jorden is a writer, poet, emcee, and performer from Chicago's west side.
"Self-destruction" is a piece that was written to bring awareness and hopefully a solution to the violence going on with Chicago youth. Ironically, the only solution to this self-destructing culture is to self-destruct ourselves in a way that is sacrificial for the greater good.
Poets are Kai Davis (left) and Safiya Washington of the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement perform during last years Brave New Voices semi-finals. The term hipster racism was coined by Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious and refers to using racist language ironically.
"My classmates and I were all unintentionally killing ourselves at 13 Targets, guzzling down a soda while walking past wheelchair amputees and crack addicts because we weren't aware of our own bodies collapsing after the sweet euphoric sting leapt from our tongue."