Today I want to share a video from my favorite group of cultural organizers: Project HIP-HOP, in Boston, MA. This song was put together to address the intersection of environmental and economic justice around the fight for affordable public transportation. It’s also up for the Rio2012 Global Youth Music Contest: you can vote for it here.
My colleague, community artist Angie Tillges, shared with me news of this newest performance by the National Youth Theatre of England. At 55 years old, NYT stakes claim to being the world’s first youth theatre, and trains hundreds of young people every year, while reaching out to thousands more through their programming. On their site they argue “that culture is a perfect platform from which to transform lives and give unique opportunities to young people, who can explore new friendships and know the true meaning of global citizenship.”