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2007 Beat Museum on Wheels Tour
Outreach Program for High Schools
What does this program offer?
How do you do this?
The Beat Museum on Wheels will typically
arrive the night before an event to set up in the parking lot of the
school for the next day. This will allow the students an opportunity
to peruse the exhibits that travel with us. During the course of the
day the students will have the opportunity to learn from the exhibits,
make purchases out of the bookstore portion of the Beatmobile and attend
our multimedia show that is designed to be both educational and entertaining.
In order to keep the attention of today’s young person we use a multimedia approach including: Video, Readings, Slideshow, Storytelling, Live Poetry Reading, First Hand Accounts, Historical Perspectives. This event can be anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending upon your needs.
The music, imagery and stories conveyed in this program celebrate life in the spirit of the Beats – “Know your Truth. Speak your Truth. Live your Truth.”
Topic Areas Include:
There is some mention of sexuality and drug use in this program as these were thematic to the personal stories of the participants. For example, Allen Ginsberg was a Gay Activist before there was a term “Gay” or “Activist”. We are always conscious of the ages of our audineces and the appropriateness of the message. And we’re mindful to insure the story of the Beats is seen in all its complexities and from all perspectives.
Too many people, especially young people, see the lives of the Beats as carefree and spontaneous and they sometimes want to emulate those lives. They forget about, or perhaps they’re unaware of, the alcohol addictions, the drug addictions, the dysfunctional relationships and the untimely early deaths. We attempt to demystify that allure and redirect the focus to the spirit of the intentions.
We’re here to present a complete picture which includes many cautionary tales.
And we’re here to celebrate the spirit of The Beats.
West Coast Tour - Early Autumn
If you would like to
schedule an event with The Beat Museum on Wheels, please Email Jerry
with the potential dates and the name of your organization. His email
is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-KER-OUAC
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