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The New York Times, Summer 2019 — CLIMATE SPEAKS 2019 at the Apollo Theater (June 14, 7 p.m.). Expect lots of thunder and lightning at this event, regardless of the weather. The young people onstage, finalists in the first Climate Speaks competition, plan to electrify the audience with their own urgent statements about environmental crisis. Sponsored by the Climate Museum and the New York City Department of Education, with assistance from Urban Word NYC, the contest program offered high school students free workshops to learn about climate change and develop their poetry skills. Each participant could then submit an original work to a panel of judges, who chose a smaller group to continue working and rehearsing with professionals. Selected through auditions in May, the finalists delivering poems and raps on Friday evening will compete not only for prizes, but also for the attention of a generation with the power to make future policy.

Miranda Massie