Global Ethic Foundation

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLS

The foundation offers students a creative and entertaining way to access global ethics issues with their poetry slam workshops.

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Poetry slams have been popular as poetry competitions around the world since the 1990s. Within a given time limit, contestants read their own poetry to an audience who then choose a winner. The performative element of the poetry readings turns a poetry slam into an entertaining live event.

The Global Ethic Foundation offers workshops to students between the ages of 15 and 20 years old to encourage them to get involved with global ethics in a creative and entertaining way. Inspired by global ethics topics, they can develop and present new approaches to resolving current societal issues and challenges. Materials covering global ethics are made available at the workshops, while practical exercises aim to train the students’ performance skills.

The workshops are aimed at schools in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, especially those chosen by the foundation as Global Ethic schools. Interested Baden-Württemberg schools can apply for participation in the programme with a short letter of intent sent to the foundation.

Since 2005 the Global Ethic Foundation has organized the Global Ethic Poetry Slam, an event at which established artists as well as newcomers can creatively engage with current societal issues through the lens of the Global Ethic Project.