Joseph Green shares how his life at the unique intersections of professional spoken word artist, arts in education specialist, social activist, and a person in long-term recovery from substance abuse disorder influence his work mentoring emerging youth poet activists at Split This Rock and building self-empowered communities through LMS Voice. Joseph answers the question that lies at the center of all his work in arts and education, “How do we return the humanity to our national and global discourse?” Believing story to be at the center of the answer to this question Joseph’s performance leavse the audience not only entertained but with new tools with which to access their own story, motivation, and inspiration to do the real work needed to positively affect change. Talk moderated by Melonie Parker.

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