Interior of a mall that has an LED video installation.


Live Performance

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) spoken word performance at Arden Fair unveiled and elevated the voices of the Sacramento youth. The Says 2018 Slam team who participated gave Poetic Service Announcements (PSA’s) that related to various topics young people face and overcome in the region. The performance began on the second floor with team members stationed at various locations, each having the opportunity to perform their piece before unifying and making their way down to Center Court to perform one collective piece.

Video of Live Performance on May 26, 2018 at center court.

Photo Gallery of performance on May 26, 2018 at centre court.

About the Organization



Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) is a social justice movement that transforms education. Founded in 2008 at UC Davis by Dr. Vajra Watson, SAYS breaks the barriers of underachievement by elevating the voices of students as the authors of their own lives and agents of change.

Instagram: @says4life