Baltimore MD-10/22/16-Trayvon Kanipe, 13, raises his hand to answer a question posed by spoken word poet Ashley Hodges withe the Speak Life Tour who is teaching a workshop on "Speaking the Unspoken. Next to him is his father, Owusu Kanipe. They traveled from St. Mary's County for the workshop. At far right is Joi (cq) Eubanks. Students participate in a special youth violence summit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Ashley Hodges, a spoken word poet who goes by the stage name, " Epiphany. She is with the Speak Life Tour, and is teaching a workshop on "Speaking the Unspoken." The museum has erected a chain link fence on which children can hang tags in memory of those who have died from violence. Many of the students -and their parents- in the workshop wrote promises they made to themselves on the tags. They also discussed artist James Pate's exhibit, "KKK-"Kin Killin' Kin," whose paintings hang on the walls behind the students. Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun Staff. --#7969.
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