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SpokenHeard w/CJ Suitt and Susan Dobbe Chase

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CJ Suit(t)is a poet and educator from Chapel Hill, NC. He is Co-founder of the Sacrificial Poets, a youth organization that works to create safes spaces for young people to empower themselves, through the use of the spoken and written word. He has had the honor of performing and working in the Bay Area, California with the Mosaic Project, teaching 4th and 5th grade youth peace-making, diversity, and conflict resolution for the past 2 years. CJ is highly active in the community, facilitating inter-generatio

nal events with social justice themes, teaching poetry workshops and in 2009 offering education projects at The Durham Youth Home, which is a facility for teens awaiting trial for various crimes. That same year he wrote, co-produced and acted in a theatrical re-enactment of “The Freedom Rides-A Journey of Reconciliation” which brought together representatives from prominent national civil rights organizations, state officials and student groups. Lately, he has had the privilege of performing several National music festivals including Bonnarroo, Gnarnia and Shakori Hills. In a recent move back to the South he has become the Youth Outreach Director of Sacrificial Poets where he is developing a culture of community, gratitude and acceptance. In a world that is constantly living in fear and stereotypes, CJ believes in breaking silence in order to reclaim and re-member ourselves and our collective past, as a method of moving consciously into the future.

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