patrick_debelen Happy 43rd Birthday Ma. Miss you a lot, but the Philippines looks so warm so I get it. You haven't aged a bit. Love ya. @jonica1971 2d

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  •   curttin I performed my first spoken word on Sunday! It was liberating lol 4d
  •   curttin Thought of u brother !!! Hope all is well! 4d

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patrick_debelen Happy Tuesday. 5d

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patrick_debelen Goonin'. 6d

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patrick_debelen Good morning. 1w

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patrick_debelen Momma made it home safely. Wish I was there with her. Sending some love to her and all of her students. @jonica1971 @flagphil @jon_flag 2w

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patrick_debelen Saying bye to my momma. She's going back to the Philippines for a looong time. We'll miss her! But it needs her more than we do. 2w

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patrick_debelen When I have questions, this is the way I ask them. I wrote this piece a couple of months ago, and now it's a video. I'll be sharing it tomorrow morning for all who are interested. It's called "Cops and Robbers". 2w

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patrick_debelen One more. Had the pleasure of performing after author Harry Leslie Smith for the Put Food in the Budget Campaign. Strengthening our Social Safety Net Programs is a cause I very seriously support. You should too! @putfoodinbudget 2w

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patrick_debelen Sorry, who said I needed a teaching degree? 2w

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patrick_debelen Busy day today. Thanks to East York Alternative School (top) for the great workshop and another productive evening with the Pan AM group at Eatonville Library (bottom). 2w

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patrick_debelen Taking some Christmas Pics before my mama leaves to the motherland. First Christmas we won't be spending together :'( #YeahWereThatKindaFamily 3w

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patrick_debelen Registration is now open! Poets, email bamyouthslam@gmail.com for more info. Y'all dont wanna miss our final show this year! 3w

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patrick_debelen This is a piece @patrickcwalters and I wrote called "To Serve and Protect". It was about two dirty cops harassing a young colored man (@thisisscribe ). These were not some imaginary characters we created from thin-air. These were a collection of horrifying experiences each of us went through. This was our lives.
My prayers are with The Brown family and everyone out there protesting last night. I pray that we not be tempted by responding in violence. We shall not give them any more ammunition. For the sake of every young colored boy walking the street tonight, we must continue to demand justice from this broken, piece-of-shit system. #HandsUpDontShoot
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  •   dwayne_morgan Dope poem and pic! 4w
  •   albertnme I want to hear this! 4w
  •   alysiaghrayn Would love to see you guys perform this. Please let me know if you guys have a recording or are planning to perform it again. 4w
  •   patrickcwalters CoSign 4w

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patrick_debelen Teachers, consider picking up a copy of this documentary for your students. A deep and challenging analysis of our education system. Great addition to any educator's toolkit. 4w

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patrick_debelen The first two in the moshpit and the last two to survive in the zombie apocalypse. Happy 20th Birthday to my closest friend and little brother, Jordan. 4w

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patrick_debelen Just blew the roof off of @TEDxRyersonU ! Much love to everyone blowin up my social networks, let's keep spreadin' the love! #TEDxRU 4w

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patrick_debelen Gearing up for another personal milestone! TEDx ! 4w

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patrick_debelen Convincing teachers to make their curriculum a little more relatable can be an uphill battle. So I called in reinforcements. Meet Taylor (@needatimemachine). The winner of last years Durham Region Poetry Slam. Look out for this one. 4w

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