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Published on Oct 31, 2011
http://www.connectingforchange.org Erik Andrade is spoken word artist and community activist from New Bedford. He works with New Bedford youth through People Acting in Community Endeavor (PACE) YouthBuild New Bedford, as the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator and co-facilitator of the Sustainability, Leadership Development and Social Justice Workshops. Erik is the founding member of La Soul Renaissance and the Overflowing Cup Project. La Soul Renaissance is a local spoken word and hip hop venue which focuses on social justice issues and spirituality. The Overflowing Cup Project is an artist circle that works to encourage, recover and inspire creativity through a collective process. Erik is also a candidate for the New Bedford School Committee and hopes to bring the voice of at risk youth to the committee and call for systematic reform. Erik is also a mentor and member of the Connecting for Change Youth Committee.