A Year of RAIZ 2012 Video

RAIZ is a youth organization in Santa Ana that seeks to empower and organize the youth around social justice issues affecting our community through art, cultural, and popular education.

In 2012, we as forWord had the opportunity to connect and build with RAIZ at the Youth and Resistance Conference. They are an amazing organization that truly makes a difference in the community. By putting theory into practice, RAIZ analyzes, organizes, and mobilizes a youth movement in Santa Ana. We wish them nothing but the very best for the start of a new year!

www.youthinresistance.org

[ Posted on 1.7.13 / 4 notes ]
Tags:   #RAIZ    #youth organization    #santa ana    #forword    #forword recap    #workshop    #movement    #social justice

"The Things They Said" by forWord

Stephanie Sajor, Eddy M. Gana Jr., and Susan perform their spoken word piece “The Things They Said” at Uncultivated Rabbits Presents Poetry Showcase at their alma mater University of California, Irvine, CA. This piece came from our looming anxiety not knowing whether we will have a bleak or bright future after college graduation.

Interesting Fact: forWord met through Uncultivated Rabbits, the one and only spoken word organization, at UC Irvine. They served as board officers and are Lifetime Rabbits.



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[ Posted on 1.2.13 / 2 notes ]

Gifts of the Past for the New Year

A few days ago, we were able to meet and catch up with each other. Fun times for the memories. (Cheesecake Factory did not turn into a hookah lounge, we swear.)

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Currently, we are still on a performance hiatus until an undetermined date. We are all doing other things now from graduate school to maintaining jobs to community organizing. However, we fortunately rediscovered some videos and tracks during our daily grind days of yesteryear. Starting tomorrow, we will gradually release them at www.youtube.com/forwordcollection. So if you were not able to see us live or are unfamiliar with our work, we will have a good amount to begin the new year on a positive note.

Happy New Year to all y’all on the eastern time zones! We are still waiting for 2013 here on the west side of the world. Have fun and be safe everyone!

[ Posted on 12.31.12 ]
Tags:   #happy new year    #forword    #forword news    #forword reunion    #2013    #new years eve

egana:

#forWord reunion! Feels good to be back together and drinking poetry. Cheesecake Factory soon! @mangoforsale (at FiRE + iCE Grill + Bar)

We may not be active performing spoken word anymore, but we made time to hang out and enjoy each other’s company this Winter Break: The Hobbit; FiRE + iCE Girl + Bar; Cheesecake Factory at Gardenwalk, the place of forWord’s birth; and a late night random conversation in the car about TV shows, Scientology, and ghosts until 2 AM. What a great way to close out 2012 together.

egana:

#forWord reunion! Feels good to be back together and drinking poetry. Cheesecake Factory soon! @mangoforsale (at FiRE + iCE Grill + Bar)

We may not be active performing spoken word anymore, but we made time to hang out and enjoy each other’s company this Winter Break: The Hobbit; FiRE + iCE Girl + Bar; Cheesecake Factory at Gardenwalk, the place of forWord’s birth; and a late night random conversation in the car about TV shows, Scientology, and ghosts until 2 AM. What a great way to close out 2012 together.

[ Posted on 12.30.12 / 3 notes ]
Tags:   #forword    #forword collective    #forword news    #reunion    #drinks


Tuesday Night Project presents:
In collaboration with FilAmARTS highlighting the Festival of Philippine Arts and CultureThe 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe
September 4, 2012

Hello fond followers!!!  Did you know forWord is featuring at FPAC this year?!  Awesome stuff, right?  To get folks excited about FPAC they are teaming up with the equally excellent Tuesday Night Cafe to put on a little preview of what’s to come.  This lineup includes our very own Mark Maza who will have his own 10 minute set!  Are you wondering what he will do for 10 minutes?!  Hmm… if that doesn’t entice you, something is wrong with your electrical wiring.  Come out and support this man and enjoy one of the coolest outdoor open mic spaces in LA.  If you cannot come out to enjoy the space, they have a live stream set up at www.tuesdaynightproject.org/  

Say goodbye to summer the right way!

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/271734226262319/
Tuesday Night Project: http://www.facebook.com/tnproject
Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC): http://filamarts.org/fpac

Tuesday Night Project presents:

In collaboration with FilAmARTS highlighting the Festival of Philippine Arts and CultureThe 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe

September 4, 2012

Hello fond followers!!!  Did you know forWord is featuring at FPAC this year?!  Awesome stuff, right?  To get folks excited about FPAC they are teaming up with the equally excellent Tuesday Night Cafe to put on a little preview of what’s to come.  This lineup includes our very own Mark Maza who will have his own 10 minute set!  Are you wondering what he will do for 10 minutes?!  Hmm… if that doesn’t entice you, something is wrong with your electrical wiring.  Come out and support this man and enjoy one of the coolest outdoor open mic spaces in LA.  If you cannot come out to enjoy the space, they have a live stream set up at www.tuesdaynightproject.org/  


Say goodbye to summer the right way!


Tuesday Night Project: http://www.facebook.com/tnproject

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC): http://filamarts.org/fpac
[ Posted on 8.31.12 ]
Tags:   #FPAC    #Tuesday Night Cafe    #tuesday night project    #mark maza    #forWord    #spoken word poetry    #open mic    #LA    #LA on a tuesday night    #music    #art    #culture    #festival of philippine arts and culture