October 20, 2017
On Tuesday, October 10, the 826 Boston Slam Poetry Team performed at the Roxbury Innovation Showcase, kicking off the beginning of HUBweek 2017. The event, sponsored by The Boston Globe, highlighted local startups and accelerators to celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. 826 Boston poets were the perfect choice to begin the evening.
Ibrahim Dahir, Legacy Thornton, Mariama Savage, and Agnes Ugoji, all seniors at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science, performed their poetry on racial injustice today. Their writing is a testament to the potential for self-advocacy and creative self-expression that 826 Boston sees in every student. The video of the performance demonstrates the new heights that these poets, who are the first graduating class at the O’Bryant to have utilized the 826 Boston Writers’ Room at their school for all four years of high school, have reached in their craft. The team will compete at the state’s Louder Than a Bomb poetry competition this spring.