One Nation Spoken Word Showcase

The NAACP and Starbucks have partnered to launch the One Nation Spoken Word Showcase Tour, a youth empowerment tour that will travel to Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington DC. In each city, the tour will bring a number of activities for young people to get involved, including empowerment seminars at local high schools and colleges, with a focus on positive self development and human rights using a fusion of poetry, the spoken word, theater and hip hop music and culture; youth-led community service projects; and a spoken word showcase featuring local youth talent. In most cities, the spoken word showcase will be held in a local Starbucks, underscoring the NAACP’s and Starbucks’ commitment to the community.

This tour reflects the NAACP’s commitment to invest in youth leadership development in the area of civil rights, including youth development, community service & empowerment, civic engagement, and cultural awareness. To participate in any of these events, send a message to

Chicago, IL

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010
Starbucks - 71st and Stony
7101 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Il 60649


New York, NY

Saturday, Sept. 18
Starbucks - Astor Place
13-25 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003


Atlanta, GA

Saturday, Sept 25
Starbucks  - Midtown
867 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308


Los Angeles, CA

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Starbucks - Ladera Center
5301 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Houston, TX

Saturday, Oct. 23
Starbucks – Gray & Smith
2101 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002


Washington DC

Saturday, Oct. 30th
Location: TBA