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THE 2020 PROGRAM ROUND 2

Funded By ArtReach & the Toronto Arts Council: We are offering a FREE program to help 10 young black males aged 13-29 learn public speaking.

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FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM:
Applications open on Monday, August 31st 2020
and close on Monday September 14th 2020

READ WHAT THE 2018 PROGRAM ROUND 1 ALUMNI ARE SAYING

"Being apart of this program would give other black men the opportunity to boost confidence in
their voice, their opinions and their sense of self. I think it would make an astronomical difference."

Randell Adjei

CLICK HERE: SEE WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

IN THE FREE 2020 PROGRAM ROUND 2 FUNDED BY ARTREACH 

Speakers U 2018 Program Round 1
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Speakers U is a program designed to help young black males ages

13-29 living in Ward 3 Etobicoke-Lakeshore learn the art of oration. Participants will use the art forms of creative writing, spoken word, poetry and monologues to create their own allegorical story.

Workshops will have a personal direct impact on the black experience and will address racial profiling by police. Through weekly communication and public speaking training, personal development workshops, and mentorship from alumni of the program, participants will speak before a live audience at our finale showcase event.

Communication

Styles

Creative Expression

Workshop Dates

  • Public Speaking Experience: Final Experiential Learning (Panelist) Workshop
    Public Speaking Experience: Final Experiential Learning (Panelist) Workshop
    Online Event
    Nov. 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Speakers U 2020 program participants will be given a final opportunity to present their speech (allegorical story) in front of a public speaking panelist made up of a guest speaker & Speakers U 2018 alumni of the program in preparation of our finale showcase online event on December 12th.
  • Public Speaking Experience: Experiential Learning (Panelist) Workshop
    Public Speaking Experience: Experiential Learning (Panelist) Workshop
    Online Event
    Nov. 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Speakers U 2020 program participants will present their speech (allegorical story) and practice the communication & public speaking skills & techniques acquired in previous workshops. This workshop will have a public speaking panelist made up of a guest speaker and Speakers U 2018 alumni.
  • Body Language: (Media Ettiquette) Eye Contact & Facial Expressions
    Body Language: (Media Ettiquette) Eye Contact & Facial Expressions
    Online Event
    Nov. 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Speakers U 2020 program participants will achieve deeper levels of relaxation & wellbeing through workshop activities. Also the art of eye contact and facial expressions to remain believable and have audience members actively engaged.
  • Body Language: (Acting & Monologue) Hand Gestures Workshop
    Body Language: (Acting & Monologue) Hand Gestures Workshop
    Online Event
    Nov. 07, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Speakers U 2020 program participants will learn the art of relating and connecting with others through monologue. Speakers U 2020 program participants will also learn how to add additional meaning to their speech through specific bodily movements using hand gestures.
  • Voice Dynamics: (Freestyle Rap) Pauses & Voice Projection Workshop
    Voice Dynamics: (Freestyle Rap) Pauses & Voice Projection Workshop
    Online Event
    Oct. 31, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Speakers U 2020 program participants will create their own rap. In addition, program participants will learn the importance of voice pauses and projections in which the audience will reflect and put emphasis on what was said in a previous statement while creating climax moments during a speech.
  • Voice Dynamics: (Poetry & Spoken Word) Tone Inflection Workshop
    Voice Dynamics: (Poetry & Spoken Word) Tone Inflection Workshop
    Online Event
    Oct. 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Speakers U 2020 program participants will learn about the art of wordplay and fostering collaboration with others in group settings. Overall, Speakers U 2020 program participants will learn how to use tone inflection that keeps the interest of their audience members.
  • Word Choice: (Allegorical & Creative Writing) Repetition & Emotion Workshop
    Word Choice: (Allegorical & Creative Writing) Repetition & Emotion Workshop
    Online Event
    Oct. 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    In this workshop, Speakers U 2020 program participants will continue to build upon the allegorical and creative writing technique with an added twist of the art of repetition and emotion. Speakers U 2020 program participants will learn how to use both communication styles to get an instant response.
  • Orientation: Personal Discovery Experience
    Orientation: Personal Discovery Experience
    Online Event
    Oct. 03, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    We'll be kicking off the program on this date so be sure to be in attendance. Speakers U 2020  program participants will be given an overview of the communication & public speaking skills & techniques they will learn over the course of training and the various art forms in the workshop series.
  • Allegorical and Creative Writing Storytelling Workshop
    Allegorical and Creative Writing Storytelling Workshop
    Online Event
    Oct. 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Online Event
 
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