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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You're Invited To An Evening Of Slam Poetry With Steven Willis And Coler Hospital Patients Open Door Writers Affected By Gun Violence At Gallery RIVAA Friday, April 21

Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA invites you to an evening of Slam Poetry Friday, April 21.

Image From Gallery RIVAA

According to Gallery RIVAA:
Dear all,

You are cordially invited to a special event "Spoken Word by Slam Poet Steven Willis + OPEN DOORS Writers" on Friday April 21st, from 6-8pm at Gallery RIVAA.

World Slam Poetry Finalist Steven Willis mixes elements of hip hop with history in his explosive spoken-word art.

At Gallery RIVAA, Willis will be performing with OPEN DOORS participants who live at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler on Roosevelt Island. OPEN DOORS works with men affected by gun violence to improve their lives and inspire action for safer, more just communities.

OPEN DOORS is supported by the Angelica Patient Assistance Program. For more information please visit and click on OPEN DOORS.


More on Open Doors from the Angelica Patients Assistance Program:
OPEN DOORS connects Coler Hospital residents affected by gun violence with the resources to improve their lives and use their stories to inspire action for safer, more just communities.

Since OPEN DOORS’ launch in June 2016, the project has established creativity workshops, where our clients frame, develop, and share their experiences, with guidance from visiting artists. Through these workshops and one-on-one coaching, clients identify personal goals to enrich their lives, and ultimately, to reintegrate into the communities from which they’ve been cut off.

OPEN DOORS provides grants to individuals for course fees and study supplies. We’ve funded Arabic language, guitar, and music & technology lessons; school clothes and travel to GED classes; and a computer grant to our first client to attend college....
Click here for additional information.

Here's some Slam Poetry from Steven Willis.