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Messages of Hope Workshop 2017

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Gryphon Place

3245 South 8th Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Did you know? After Messages of Hope, from 7-10 PM, The Union wil donate 20% of food bills back to Gryphon Place! Join us for a bite to eat.

Gryphon Place & Speak It Forward/Kinetic Affect are partnered to bring you the 2nd annual “Messages of Hope” youth workshops and community performance. Kirk & Gabriel ( will work with youth to craft their own spoken word poetry stories of overcoming challenges, struggles and issues to be a symbol of hope that others who struggle can overcome, too.

Download the application here.

Who Can Participate

Anyone with a story to tell – and everyone has a story

Those who submits a parental/guardian permission slip

Those who can attend the workshop and performance dates

Why Participate

Personal growth and self-awareness

Communication & public speaking skills development

Create a uniquely personal work of art

Help and give hope to others who have been in similar situations


Workshops: September 14th, 19th, 21st, and 26th 2017

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Performance: September 28th 2017

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


Workshops: Gryphon Place

3245 S. 8th Street

Kalamazoo MI 49009

Performance: Cityscape

125 S. Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo MI 49007

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3245 South 8th Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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