TIDE (Teenage Identity and Diversity Education) is a one-day gathering of artists, media makers, and community organizers from Greater Boston and surrounding communities, hosted by Emerson College and Youth LEAD, Inc., a youth empowerment and training program headquartered at Emerson. This year’s event, held Saturday, June 8, explored the intersections between art, media, and activism.
“This conference was built by and for young people — from the keynote speakers to the presenters and performers, to the attendees,” said Emerson’s Vice President for Equity & Social Justice Sylvia Spears. “That’s what makes TIDE so special. When you bring talented and committed young people together and you give them space to create something meaningful, magic happens.
“That’s what TIDE is,” Spears said. “Magic.”