Wooten Alumni

Very proud of Wooten alum Takia "Tizzi" Green and her newly released work "Word Warriors III" featuring Malcolm Jamal-Warner and other poets

Using Words As Weapons

Word Warriors III is a social documentary about the state of black men in America as told through their voices, through spoken word. Since 2012, Wooten alum writer and co-director Tizzi Green has been working to present what people are today hearing on every corner through a multitude of protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.


The documentary features Amiri Baraka, Malcolm Jamal-Warner and more. It was shot in part at the Wooten Center and closes with video of our students and staff and testimonials from other adult alums.

The film was released on Friday, June 19, Juneteenth. Watch it and discuss it with a friend!

Thank you, Tizzi, for your deep devotion for the center and kids and for your love for peace and justice. Amen.

Rentals and hard copies are available at:

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"I would not be where I am without the love, guidance, and support of the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center." 

Takia "Tizzi" Green / Wooten alum

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