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Climbing PoeTree at CU Boulder, February 10 & 11

Based in Brooklyn, NY with a dedication to the whole planet, Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, boundary-breaking music, and multimedia hip hop theater. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently organized more than 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil.

Climbing PoeTree has stirred crowds at diverse venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the United Nations, Harvard University to Rikers Island Prison. They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Madonna, Goapele, Rising Appalachia, T.I., Dead Prez, and Angela Davis, who writes: "Each time I have the pleasure of attending a performance by Climbing PoeTree, I feel enriched, renewed, and inspired. Alixa and Naima insist that poetry can change the world—and it is true that the urgency, power and beauty of their words impel us to keep striving for the radical futures toward which they gesture."

Climbing PoeTree's art is a tool to expose injustice, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.

Learn More: www.climbingpoetree.com

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Free and Open to the Public

In conjunction with Front Range Eco-Social Solutions: A Bioneers Network Event

Saturday, February 10

6:00-7:30pm

SEEC Auditorium

More info: www.colorado.edu/ecenter/bioneers

Climate and Justice Workshop: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism

Offered for CU Students only.

Sunday, February 11

12-4pm

Advance registration required. Cost is $25, includes lunch. Reduced rates and scholarships available.

CU Boulder Main Campus Location will be shared to confirmed registrants.

Creativity is the antidote to destruction! Performance activists and cultural workers Alixa and Naima of Climbing PoeTree, use art as a tool for catalyzing action, cross-pollinating solutions, and getting at the root of the unnatural disasters we’ve inherited. In this interactive workshop that integrates performance and story-telling, Alixa and Naima will share models of how creative interventions can be used to strengthen our movements for social and climate justice. Participants will interact with and contribute to a tapestry of thousands of hand-written stories, exercise the visionary muscle of the imagination, and unleash collaborative power to build bridges of empathy across the walls that try to divide us.

Sponsored by CU Environmental Center and CU Cultural Unity and Engagement Center

www.colorado.edu/ecenter

www.colorado.edu/cue

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