For its first talk in 2017, Barsati invites Jigyasa Labroo, the founder of Artists for Social Change India, to talk about her project ‘Slam Out Loud’ that uses spoken word poetry as an art form with children from underserved communities. The project has impacted more than 3000 children across 9 states in India and has also been recognized among the 40 projects selected worldwide by Global Innovation Mexico for Innovation in Education.
Artists for Social Change is an initiative that uses the arts and the power of community in order to inculcate leadership, expression and mindfulness in individuals. Their vision is of a society where every individual is able to claim their voice and accept the voice of others. Through their fellowships, volunteer artists are placed in low income communities where they work with children and young people through workshops and events to create a collective of powerful voices.