Rethinking and Deconstructing Violence with Youth

Giving Name to the Nameless: Using Poetry as an Anti-Violence Intervention

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Project NIA will release a new curriculum resource Giving Name to the Nameless: Using Poetry as an Anti-Violence Intervention with Girls on October 30th.

The use of literature and guided reading has been recognized as a viable option for helping young people address their concerns. Poetry is a particularly wonderful way to address sensitive issues (like sexuality, violence, and self-esteem). When young people (or adults for that matter) see something of themselves in a piece of literature (books, poetry), identify with the work, reflect on it, and undergo some emotional growth as a result of that reading experience, this can be considered as a successful anti-violence intervention.

Giving Name to the Nameless includes over 30 poems that address gender-based violence as well as tips and suggestions for individuals who are interested in facilitating poetry circles with girls and young women.

Join us for the release event...
Saturday October 30th 2010
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave
Room 320

If you are unable to attend the release event, you can receive a free PDF copy of the guide by completing following form.


Author: rootsofviolence

This is a blog by Project NIA for our Exploring the Roots of Violence initiative.

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