San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hosted by SAYS...This Olympic Style MC competition features the best 13 – 19 year old MCs in the Sacramento region. Date of event is set for TBA from 6pm-9pm. Winners (1st place Gold, 2nd place, Silver, 3rd place Bronze) will compete in the MC Olympics at the Brave New Voices Festival August 7-11, 2013. Participants are required to demonstrate a diversity of lyrical skills in four challenges free styling (Freestyle) , rapping their best 16 bar, or writing a verse on the spot (WriteNow), and the final challenge the MC Battle. The SAYS MC Olympics (SAYSMCO) requires versatility, dexterity, vocabulary, and most of all skills. MCs from cities across the United States and Overseas are simultaneously competing in a multi-round competition that eventually lands the finalists on stage in front of the entire BNV community ripping the mic and repping their truth. The SAYS MC Olympics will feature guest performances and surprise judges from the local 916 Hip Hop scene.
****REGISTER ONLY IF YOU ARE A MC CONTESTANTS INTERESTED IN COMPETING IN THE EVENT*****
Sac Area Youth Speaks
SAYS Mission: Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) is a program within the UC Davis School of Education CRESS Center that engages, educates, and empowers students, poet-mentor educators, and teachers in a collaborative, innovative partnership both within and beyond the walls of school.
SAYS Program: At SAYS, writing is a transformative, autobiographical, and transformative tool that enables participants to critically reflect upon and read the world around them. In this vein, literacy and learning are alive in the lives of those we teach. Evidence obtained from research on SAYS is showing that when students and teachers participate in this critical literacy pedagogy together, we can not only improve literacy skills, but also change the way students and teachers relate to one another.