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Make It Fresh Spring 2015 Workshop Series

March 31, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Arts and Activism workshop series with Josh Healey and Movement Generation
March 31 – May 22, 2015


If politics is the art of what’s possible, let’s use art to expand those possibilities. Movement Generation is hosting this interactive arts and activism workshop as we write and share new poems and songs, memories and manifestos. Participants will discover how to use their own story to change the larger story towards justice, ecology, and reclaiming the power of our radical imagination.

Led by award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist Josh Healey, Make it Fresh is geared towards community activists, artists, and emerging leaders in the urban Bay Area. Participants will explore the relationship between their environment and their community, race and place, neighborhood stories and global climate change — all in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Combining spoken word, creative writing, and oral storytelling, all participants will create one original story or artistic piece, which they will have the opportunity to perform at a final community celebration.

More than just a writing workshop, Make it Fresh is for creative change agents looking for new ways to engage their community and energize their campaigns. Creative storytelling is a powerful tool for leadership development, political education, and building unity across cultures and generations. We don’t have time for the same old talking points. Let’s talk about poverty and pollution. Mother Earth and Mac Dre. We have asthma in our lungs, joy in our hearts, and we’re ready to shout our stories to the world.

The Facilitator

Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. A regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment and former Youth Speaks program director, Healey has performed and taught at UC-Berkeley, Harvard, and over 100 schools and community groups across the country. He currently directs the Culture Shift program at Movement Generation. Guest facilitators from the Movement Generation collective will join Josh for several sessions.

Applications are closed for this current season of Make It Fresh. Stay tuned for future Make It Fresh series! 


Performance Videos

Want to see what’s possible at Make it Fresh? Watch these videos from 2014 performers Christsna Sot and Christine Cordero:


March 31, 2015
May 22, 2015


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