Youth Council hosts film and discussion on race, power, and privilege
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Youth Council will be hosting a documentary film screening of Shades of Youth: Youth speak on racism, power, and privilege, followed by a YOUTH-led and centered panel highlighting experiences of race and identity in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and a discussion of how this issue affects ALL youth in our community.
The event will be held Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at Court Square Theater. Admission to the event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Doors open at 7:00pm; the film begins at 7:30pm.
Youth Council students are excited about the opportunity to begin dialogue around a community issue that affects all of us, but is rarely acknowledged and may be difficult to talk about. The purpose of this event is not to place blame or point fingers, but to share real stories that youth of color have experienced in our very own community and begin a discussion about how race and identity affect all of us and what we can do in response.
We hope you can attend! The event is also posted on Court Square Theater’s website: courtsquaretheater.com/shades-of-youth