We will be hosting our first workshop from 4-6pm at El Taller.
The address is:
Address: El Taller
275 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA, 01843
Hope you can make it!
I see things of how they were yet no one sees me
Walking the path of where I once lived.
The used to be new concrete beginning to wear out.
I can still remember the smell of fresh cut grass.
The familiar blue sky and vague sun shining down on me.
Looking around at the town that no longer holds my presence.
A small town that in the past was filled with love and the bustling of everyday lives but now, quiet and hushed.
The local candy store filled with sweets for any sweettooth and the mini-market.
Still standing, tall and stable.
My old, white-painted house.
A place I once lived in.
A place I would call home.
No longer belonging to me.
I still small the scent of freshly baked chocolate cakes and chocolate chip cookies.
Chuckling laughter that filled the house.
Bringing warmth forever lasting in my mind.
I walk up the creaky, old stairs and past the broken mirror.
I turn around to look.
What do I see?
Nothing. No reflection.
A cold reminder that I am no longer in this world.
I am nothing but a lost spirit.
Suddenly, a warm feeling rushes through my ice-cold body.
Something brings me back to the happy times.
I question if it is simply a dream or a memory.
A crowded room.
I see everyone from my old town again.
I hear the familiar ring of everyone’s talking and shouting.
Laughter and warmth.
I smile at myself.
Remembering the memories of my past.
Is everyone doing well?
Where is everyone now?
I turn away to run.
Run towards the welcoming pure sky.
By: Angeline Castillo
One. your eyes are the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Two. Dreams are always possible around you.
Three. Modesty is hard to find.
But I have found it in you.
Four. You opened my mind to so much more.
Five. Your a theif.
You stole my heart.
But I, I never complained.
Six. They threw theyre sticks and stones
They broke my bones
But you, you healed them
Seven. You remind me of a time
when I was so alive
Eight. You help me get back to that time
Nine. You awakened me
Opened my eyes to the world
Youve helped me see what I was missing.
Ten. I love you
I imagine a world where the roads are paved with culture,
buildings sculpted with dreams,
skies painted with goals,
and corners covered in mix-tapes.
I imagine a world where my friends don’t look, speak, or act alike.
A world where my haters help shape me
and family make me.
I imagine a world where I live in…
because all though it’s broken and its seams are tearing,
it’s perfectly imperfect.
Poem written by Cassandra Charest
In the not-so-distant future,
When girls are the puppets and boys the strings,
And the bell of liberty no longer rings,
When the number one killer is not cancer,
But empty bellies filled with worms made of chains
And no oxygen in our brains,
And the flow is cut off, a word limit on our thoughts and
We forever speak in 12-point-font,
The blood of our ancestors has dripped its last drop
In the not-so-distant future,
Children cry silent tears and
Intelligence falls upon deaf ears
Blinded to rhyme, reason, and all the violence.
In the not-so-distant future, this is just a dream because our generation
Will not stand in silence.
Welcome to our brand-new Tumblr blog! It’s looking kind of bare right now unfortunately, but that will all change as we grow. We’ve been talking with Lou from Andover Bread Loaf, and all we have left to do is find a space to hold the program. After that we can start focusing on budgeting, supplies, and advertising.
Which leads me into some things which need to be said for anyone curious about us.
We are a program serving children from 5th grade up. There is no cut off - our hope is that as our students grow up they will help out with the program as “teachers” of some sort. We take students from Lawrence, Greater Lawrence, Methuen, and Andover. The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm.
For now students will have to find their own ride, however if that is not possible, transportation can be arranged.
We wish to work with students to develop an interest in the arts (painting, drawing, theater, music, dancing, and writing) and use social networking sites to change the outlook on Lawrence. That said, we will occasionally go on trips around Lawrence to film and inspire our students, while interviewing residents of our city and shedding light on the more positive aspects.
We feel that Lawrence is in need of a revolution and it is in the hands of the youth, and if we can foster a desire to learn and create art instead of crime, then we can change even the most stubborn of prejudices towards us.
Students will also receive homework help every day.
We are planning to start sometime in early October of the next school year and run until April or May.
If anyone is interested as a student or a leader, feel free to drop an email at IMEXLawrence@gmail.com
We will keep you updated in the months to come as we progress through the development stage. Thanks!