Brooklyn Youth Dialogue Corps. at Councilmember Landers Office, brining Dialogue to the Street. New Immigrant and Long time citizen youth from Ms. 88, Brooklyn International High School, Brooklyn High School for the Arts, Edward Murrow High School and Al Noor School met throughout the school year, learning how to develop dialogue practices of active listening, reflection and speaking from the I. Ranging in age from 13-17 the teens utlizied spoken word, playback theater and interactive exercises to develop non violent skills for addressing differences. Face to face each youth was challenged to confront his or her own prejudice about others, whether it be about someone’s faith or dress, immigrant status or gender orientation. Pictured above are:(from left to right) Tasneem Mohammed, Marcia Kannry, Ismail Ali, Grace Olyado, Tanu
Our phenomenal Youth Dialogue Corps students engages people on the streets of Brooklyn to ask what pressing issues they want to see talked about. Our diverse group of students also asked passersby to share and write one word or phrase in their language which was important for everyone to know.