It is with regret, that we announce the postponement of the “Resilient Artistry Poetry Slam”. The event, originally scheduled for October 25th, will now be rescheduled for the spring of 2015. We sincerely apologize if this change is an inconvenience to our artists. We ask that you continue to submit poems, and the poems that have been submitted will still be considered for selection. Again, we regret the inconvenience this has caused to your busy schedule. Additional information and a new event date will be announced shortly. Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support in “Resilient Artistry”. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Shannon Moore at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you in the spring!
RESILIENT ARTISTRY FACT SHEET
Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks is Ohio’s only representative on the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. On Saturday, October 25th she will host Resilient Artistry, a statewide Poetry Slam for Ohio’s spoken word artists. All over the world communities are preparing for climate impacts and the arts community has a special role in educating, informing, and increasing awareness. All spoken word artists are highly encouraged to participate, and share their unique stories of how our changing environment affects them.
What is Resilience?
“Resilience is the capacity of a system to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of unforeseen changes, even catastrophic incidents.” — Ohio State Center for Resilience
Why does Resilience Matter?
According to the National Climate Assessment:
• Some extreme weather and climate events have increased in recent decades, and new and stronger evidence confirms that some of these increases are related to human activities.
• Infrastructure is being damaged by sea level rise, heavy downpours, and extreme heat; damages are projected to increase with continued climate change.
• Climate disruptions to agriculture have been increasing and are projected to become more severe over this century.
• Climate change threatens human health and wellbeing in many ways, including through more extreme weather events and wildfire, decreased air quality, and diseases transmitted by insects, food, and water.
• Water quality and water supply reliability are jeopardized by climate change in a variety of ways that affect ecosystems and livelihoods.
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• Poems must be original.
• You can bring your poem on stage (there will be a music stand).
• You may not use instruments, props, or costumes.
• There is a three minute time limit with a ten second grace period (a penalty will occur for every ten seconds over.)
• Poems must be school appropriate.
HOW TO ENTER
This contest is open to poets of all ages! To participate submit a video of your spoken word presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 10. Artists can upload their videos onto YouTube or Facebook and email us the link. The review board will review all submissions and release the names of the finalists on our site. Finalists will meet at the Franklin County Courthouse Auditorium to compete on Saturday, October 25.
For more information contact:
Shannon Moore, Public Policy Intern