Literature for Life announces the all-star line-up for the second annual POETIC FASHION to be held 7pm on September 2, 2010 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
Juno Award Nominee Kim Davis and Raptors TV Showtime Host Akil Augustine host a showcase of some of Torontoâ€™s best up and coming designers â€“ including Rod Philipot of Shkank, Gregory Allen, and Sodaliscious.
Poetic Fashion also showcases some of Torontoâ€™s best talent including Canadian Beatbox Champion Scott Jackson, composer and pianist JD Keys and Apollo Amateur Night Winner Blake Carrington alongside a host of established and up and coming spoken word artists from Torontoâ€™s priority neighbourhoods.
Poetic Fashion is a model youth leadership initiative â€“ run by youth for youth â€“ and committed to building bridges not barriers between Torontoâ€™s at-risk communities, finding commonalities, not differences.
The Poetic Fashion team looks forward to seeing you there and we guarantee you will not be disappointed!
About Literature for Life
As such, Literature for Life is committed to supporting marginalized young mothers in their role as their childâ€™s first teacher, by facilitating our one-of-a-kind reading circle program in Torontoâ€™s priority neighbourhoods. Together with these at-risk parents our trained facilitators read books relevant to these teen mothersâ€™ lives â€“ offering them more than the tired clichÃ©s they are often faced with, allowing them a new way to articulate their own lives in a way they may not have been able to before. Through reading and sharing stories young mothers develop literacy, empathy and decision making skills which they pass on to their children, impacting two generations for the price of one. Since the organizationâ€™s founding in 2000 more than 1,700 young mothers have participated in Literature for Lifeâ€™s reading circles â€“ inspiring them to finish high school, pursue post-secondary educations, find meaningful employment and build stronger futures for themselves and their families.
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