Friday, January 31, 2014

Volunteer op Louder: Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival

Here is an example of a service opportunity and sociological mindfulness.  This is from the Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival .  A poetry slam is a competition where authors read and perform their poetry on stage.  It is a really cool art form, especially if you are into writing, poetry, or hiphop. They need volunteers to do all sorts of help with the performance.   You can volunteer by clicking here.

Checkout the following poem by Mr. Marshall Soulful Jones.  His poem is really sociologically mindful.  He is writing about the ways in which technology is affecting us and how we interact with each other.  That awareness of the changes in how we interact is sociological mindfulness. 

Jones makes an important point about being aware of how our use of technology is shaping us.  And So that is a reminder for you to be mindful of this in class.  Please be sure to power down and take your ear buds out.  Be in the moment.  Do not let your ipad or cell phone take you out of the moment.

If you are intrigued and want more, there is a documentary about the poetry competition called Louder Than A Bomb.  Here is the trailer:

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