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Saturday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BBF Unbound: Rhyme Time

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It’s time to really unleash the power of your words! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at spoken word poetry or rapping, here’s your chance to do so in a friendly, fun, positive environment. Hip hop emcee and break dancer Oliver “SydeSho” Arias will offer a brief presentation on the art of spoken word performance. Then attendees will participate in team rhyme-making on "Why Words Matter,” and finally, they’ll get inspired by a freestyle rap demo by two diverse spoken word artists. The session will be hosted by Michele Simos, executive director of the Dignity Institute, which teaches kids and teens values like authenticity, respect, trust, and empathy by coupling those concepts with positive hip hop.

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Michele Simos

Michele Simos is the co-founder and executive director of the Dignity Institute, a nonprofit organization that empowers underserved youth & families with life and leadership skills that build strong communities, create a new narrative, and improve the world. Her work teaches kids... Read More →

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Oliver "SydeSho" Arias

Oliver "SydeSho" Arias is a hip hop performer/educator reigning out of Providence, RI. Engaged in the hip hop arts for six years, SydeSho has one solo project, M.U.S.I.C., and a collaborative project with his band, The Funk Underground. Apart from being a hip hop emcee, SydeSho also... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
BPL Orientation Room