Youth Roots Day was a collaboration between the 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Quebec Writers' Federation, The Centre for Literacy and SpeakUp!MTL. Partner schools from the Montreal area came together to bring over 90 youth to the Sala Rossa for a full-day of youth performances, spoken word workshops and feature showcases by professional spoken word poets from across Canada. The result was an exceptional gathering of voice, community dialogue and learning. This video represents only a brief glimpse into the immense offerings that were made. Filmed by bisfilms.com, edited by Sarah Trudelle.