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Click to visit our Tumblr to read our poems and artist statements in full!

Take It A Step Further!

  • Which poems are the most interesting to you? What do they make you think about?
  • Why do you think the artists chose to perform their poems in the way they did? How does it add to the overall message?
  • Is there anything in this project that you can relate to your life?
  • How does this project inspire you to end violence and make a positive change in your life or your community?

Take Action!

  • Using the hashtag, #6feetabove, post your own short video with a poem about anti-violence and community empowerment and contact us on social media or email so we can reshare.
  • Talk to your friends, family, and community members about the importance of finding alternatives to violence.
  • Find healthy ways to channel strong emotions, for example arts, sports, writing, or meditating.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you or someone you know is considering engaging in violence, or has been impacted by community violence. You can always reach us at,, or @youthorganizing on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
  • You can also get involved with Urban Word NYC by visiting their website here.

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