Real-life stories & interviews – laced with original poetry & music – produced by the creative team at Street Poets Inc. – a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization transforming our world one rhyme at a time. ••••••• Born in an L.A. County juvenile detention camp in 1995, Street Poets works behind bars and beyond, from inner-city high school classrooms to Native American reservations, from local streets and projects to countries as far away as Belize, Sweden, Northern Ireland and South Africa. Whether reciting from our "Poetry in Motion" van, rapping in our recording studio, or singing in a sweat lodge, we create in the knowledge that we carry the seeds of solutions to our world's most intractable problems within us. Our mission is to liberate those solutions, that medicine, our gifts – so that we all can experience together what it feels like to be free. ••••••• For more on Street Poets visit streetpoetsinc.com, or follow us on Instagram: @streetpoetsinc @streetpoetspodcast #metaphorsbewithyou
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Beyond Punishment
Join Street Poets and Restorative Justice advocate JAVIER STAURING, the former Catholic chaplain in Los Angeles' Central Juvenile Hall and now the Executive Director of Healing Dialogue & Action, as we imagine a justice system that helps to heal wounds rather than deepen them, that prioritizes the common good over blunt punishment. Through a real-life story of victim-offender reconciliation, thought-provoking dialogue and an original Restorative Justice-themed track from Street Poets' music archives, this episode offers inspiration and nourishment for all those working to create a more just society here in America, and around the world. Metaphors be with you!
This STREET POETS PODCAST episode
"RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Beyond Punishment"
is a production of Street Poets Inc. (streetpoetsinc.com)
• Hosted by Art Quiros
• Special Guest: Javier Stauring
• Produced by Chris Henrikson
• Edited by Kevin Woods & Art Quiros
• Sound Design & Original Music by Kevin Woods
• Original Music & Mix by Jake Falby
• Additional Voice: Kaylyn Wright
• Street Poets "I Got Love" Podcast Theme Music features:
Vocals by Taylor Code & BRIA, Music by Dave Wittman
• "Let Me Cry" can be found on Street Poets Inc.'s "Smoke Signals" album and features music by Art Quiros & Elmo Gomez, with vocals written and performed by kBEe, Brandon Elliott, CH, Keith Jones and Shirlania
• Special Thanks: New Math
We invite you to visit streetpoetsinc.com
to learn more about our youth outreach programs in the streets, schools and probation facilities of Los Angeles and beyond.
Featured Organizations: Youth Mentoring Connection and Healing Dialogue & Action
(both based in Los Angeles)
METAPHORS BE WITH YOU!
GIFTS & WOUNDS: The Jorge Nunez Story
Our premiere episode amplifies and illuminates the redemptive, healing journey of original Street Poet Jorge Nunez – one of our community's most inspiring and resilient creative beings. Through childhood trauma, gangs, prison and exile, Jorge remains a...
Honest, powerful stories
The Street Poets podcast is a platform for so many of the conversations that need to be had and stories that need to be told in America. Something from each episode sticks with me long after I’m done listening and I could not recommend it more!
Stories of warrior street poets who bare their souls in the written word. This first episode was so powerful it stayed with me hours later.
There is power in being vulnerable!!!