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Gregory Corbin, Jr.

corbin_gregx180GREGORY CORBIN JR. is an award-winning international poet, motivational speaker, activist, teacher, and Founder/Executive Director of the award winning Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement. A Philadelphia native, Corbin is a prominent community leader that has extensive experience working with and mentoring youth throughout Philadelphia and beyond. He has been featured at schools, conferences, festivals, and venues across the country, including #140Edu and the City of Philadelphia’s “Unlitter Us” campaign. He is also an accomplished artist who has performed from South Carolina to South African, sharing stages with the likes of India Arie, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Saul Williams, Sonia Sanchez and many other powerful artists of today’s movement. Corbin is a recipient of the 2011 Focus on Prevention Awards from Drexel University’s Center for Prevention of School-Aged Violence, and one of 76 Creative Connectors in Philadelphia. He has discussed youth advocacy and empowerment along with the power peer mentorship on TED talks. He has also been featured on HBO, CNN, CSPAN, BET and other networks. learn more about him at phillyyouthpoets.org. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com @justgregpoet