A TRUE SOCIAL JUSTICE SPACE
On July 31st, The Youth Power Project (YPP) hosted Gen Z VoiceZ, an open-mic Facebook Live event where youth between 14-21 showcased their talents in an empowering way.
The night featured energetic performances that shared, expressed, and set the tone for the night. The performances varied from singing, dancing, and different variations of poetry.
“I am here talking to you today because I am appalled by the countless black lives that have been taken at the hands of police brutality in this country that claims to be equal and free,” said YPP member Amy Chen during her spoken performance. She also mentioned the names and stories of Black Americans killed by U.S. police, including the recent tragic shooting of Breonna Taylor, who was shot 22 times while she was at home sleeping.
The show demonstrated the impact that these terrible events have on our youth and how Generation Z is refusing to sit back and not voice their concerns. The open mic served as an excellent avenue to let their voices resonate in the fight for social justice.
Not only was this event fun and informative, but it was a statement about how our youth holds an enormous amount of resilience and power. It was a refreshing experience to see so much hope and positivity.
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Watch the full live event here: https://bit.ly/2DlYPPVOICEZ