The Emerson community — and students in particular — are invited to join Call and Response: A Black Lives Matter Q&A for Young People, on Friday, October 30, at 6:30 pm. This free workshop on freedom, hosted by Parable Path Boston and ArtsEmerson, will feature Toshi Reagon, Kwame Alexander, Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and many more.
The Black Lives Matter protests and calls to action have enlightened, energized, and empowered young people. But it has also left them wondering how they can assert themselves, find answers, and do something during this moment of resistance and reclamation in our country.
This forum for children, teens, and young adults is an opportunity to hear from young people their thoughts and feelings, to listen to their questions about where our community – our country – goes from here, and what their role is.
Ten students from various parts of America will pose the questions, and 10 Black artists, writers, educators, and professionals will offer answers. This is not a master class in activism, it is a workshop on freedom. A call from the ones who will walk the way of a new world, and a response from those of us responsible for helping them imagine it.The livestream will be available on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and HowlRound. Register with ArtsEmerson to receive an email reminder. The event will be ASL interpreted and captioned.