Green Festival Speakers
Simani, a 16yearold junior at Lakeside School in Seattle, is a spoken word artist and writer. She has been attending Power of Hope summer camps and Hip Hop Hope camps for three years. She often participates in local community service events and is going to Senegal in July to do service work through the Global Service Learning Program at Lakeside School.
In 2007, Simani was part of the Youth Speaks Seattle SLAM poetry team. In 2003, she won an international poetry contest called River of Words through which she had two of her poems published. Simani is passionate about social justice work and is particularly interested in promoting educational equality and intercultural awareness. Some of her goals include building connections and understanding between communities by facilitating intergenerational and intercultural dialogue. After high school, she hopes to study visual arts, creative writing and architecture in college, and plans to travel in order to learn more about the international community.