"I ended up getting an A- in the class, and I freaked out. It’s very painful for me to have an A- in a class I worked so hard at. I needed a 92.5, I was at a 91.6, and I imploded on myself. In the first month of summer I didn’t want to talk to anyone after I got my grades. My mother did not speak to me for three weeks. It was very painful.”
The deadline to raise your voice for the Raise Up Project is THIS MONDAY, JUNE 30th! Enter here TODAY for a chance to be eligible to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and win a $5,000 educational scholarship!
Day 9 of #30for30BNV! Today’s prompt: “Where does our silence live?”
This is inspired by the animated short “The Box.” Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael “Izzy” Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail. This story is based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and was created using real audio from an interview with Nazario. It features music from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def Official, and is part of a larger investigation on juveniles in solitary confinement.
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This is inspired by a new initiative called the Raise Up Project, launching TODAY! The project is an online spoken word and hip hop contest that analyzes the complexity of America’s high school dropout crisis.
Thank you to everyone who has joined our #30for30bnv campaign so far! Here are the prompts for Days 1-4.
Today’s prompt - “My city is _____ but not ______” - is inspired by our documentary, “Broken City Poets,” analyzing the impact of economic downfall on the life and times of young writers from Stockton, Calif. Watch the trailer below: