“My Voice Matters, Your Voice Matters!”

Teaching artists Jarrell Pittman and Marcie Wolf-Hubbard ended the Civic Circle semester on a high note. With Jarrell, students created a recording with the refrain “My voice matters, your voice matters,” and lines like “I will help people with my voice,” and “Let’s stop bullying, no hurt feelings.” With Marcie, students use collage and “burnout poetry” techniques to create civic art booklets with messages like “You have friends,” “Make it happen,” and (from Mother Teresa) “Peace begins with a smile.”


Top: Spoken-word artist Jarrell Pittman leads civic writing and poetry with students around the theme "My Voice Matters, Your Voice Matters." Below: Visual artist Marcie Wolf-Hubbard helps students create civic mini-books.