Tag Archives: spoken word

An Attitude of Gratitude – Ep. 9



In this holiday-themed episode, hear what BUILD youth are thankful for, two stellar spoken word pieces, a youth-led talk show, an improvised BUILD song, a young man honoring his late friend, and an interview with ACT executive director Darnell Shields.

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Power, Poetry, and Politics (US Sen Dick Durbin, artist/scholar Eve Ewing) – Ep. 3



Benjy and BUILD youth participants talk about voting, guns, gangs, and what they see in their communities. Also, US Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Writer/Scholar/Cultural Organizer Dr. Eve Ewing, and original spoken word poems from youth.


Chicago Bears BUILD (Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman, Sam Acho) & Youth “Hip-Hopera” – Ep. 2



BUILD sits down with past Chicago Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman, current linebacker Sam Acho, and franchise chairman George McCaskey. Also, the premiere of youth written/performed 3-part hip-hopera, “The Saga of Terrence Jenkins”.