Learning how to express yourself through creative endeavors is a life-long process—and a lot of this process begins in adolescence. It’s during this time that we learn to leverage creative capacities like painting, writing, and singing to explain our emotions and help others understand where these emotions are rooted. Can you use images and video to capture the complexities of your feelings? What about words? Can you string together a poetic phrase that evokes the pain or joy you are feeling?
Graduating senior Janay Kelley uses spoken word to tell her story and express herself. If you remember her goosebump-inducing graduation speech from the #GraduateTogether Student Speaker Awards, you’ll love her other equally chilling work. Be sure to catch this session on the Rethink Together Forum to see the work that Janay has done throughout high school and get inspired. Who knows, maybe spoken word will be your next creative quarantine hobby?
Can white women and Black women do meaningful social justice work together in a way that is authentic to their unique experiences and breaks down harmful dynamics of power, privilege, and bias? Check out this powerful podcast and connect with one of the co-hosts to find out.
While this year is bound for the history books, in November, people across America are bound for the ballot box. To help students, families, and educators deepen their understanding of and engagement in our democratic responsibilities, we teamed up with iCivics to curate resources to keep civic education alive.
So…you’ve heard of the Harlem Renaissance, but have you heard of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street? Come to this session to expand your appreciation for Black history by learning about how a 35-black area in Tulsa paved the way for Black communities and businesses everywhere to thrive.