A Call to Action
Posted 1 May 2018 12:00 AM by Jasmine Garcia
Last Tuesday, our Teen Leaders performed their final showcase titled Spectrum. Throughout the performance the young teens thoughtfully explored how stereotypes affect us in various ways. In a parodied dream of Saturday Night Live, entitled Stereotype Night Live, young kids explore how stereotypes might bring a few laughs but can also be extremely harmful; affecting our relationships with friends to determining employment opportunities. These students’ clever use of comedy permitted the audience to look deeper into how stereotypes affect each and every one of us in our daily lives. These teen leaders further highlighted these ideas through mediums of dance and music. Creating dance pieces that question the morality of our nation and how we interact, to original music that reflects the fears and truths of what it means to be brown and a teen in the year of 2018.
The teens closed their performance with a call to action as they encouraged the audience in a discussion of what they thought were some solutions to ending stereotypes. These young teens led the charge in challenging the oversimplified labels society places on us with sharing this performance and experiences of their fellow citizens of Boston. Teen Council hopes that this final showcase encourages everyone to take a new look at the stereotypes in their life and stand for the right to be whoever you want to be. On behalf of this year’s Teen Leadership Council we hope that when you meet someone new, instead of placing immediate judgement let us all start by saying, “Nice to meet you”.
Click here to watch the full final showcase performance!