Global Is Local: Witness The World is a FREE event featuring some of the most amazing youth voices representing the Bay and cities from across the world. Performances include a set by Ghanaian artist Jojo Abot, Oakland’s own Bells Atlas, MC Olympics Finals and a specially curated Global Is Local showcase. Global Is Local is part of the 20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, which is taking place throughout the Bay July 19-22.
MC OLYMPICS is an Olympic-style competition presented by Youth Speaks during the Brave New Voices Festival. After a rigorous qualifying round testing young emcees skills on the mic, moving the crowd, freestyling and flowing, four finalists have emerged to stake their claim for the title of MC Olympics Gold Medalist.