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#ARTempowers (Episode 4): The Mentors Who Lifted Troy Osaki

Troy Osaki is a UW Law student. He is also a multiple award winning poetry performer across the country. Troy recognizes poetry as a tool for healing, empowerment and revolution. Who inspired Troy to write and share his voice? How is he paying it forward? Watch this video to find out.

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Poem “Pens and Gavels” written and performed by Troy Osaki Poem “Open Letter to Ourselves in the Future” written and performed by Troy Osaki, Kiawe Farr and Deqa Mumin

Co-Directed by Tay Co-Directed, Written and Hosted by Val Filmed by TSP Video and Ryan Alexander Davis Music in poetry performances: Swil Kanim Executive Producer: Steve Nguyen and Choz Belen Associate Producer: Douglas Tran This series is produced with funding support from Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) -

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