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Youth Dialogue Corps Social OutreachBrooklyn 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

Members from Edward Murrow High School sharing what they learned about dialogue over sensitive issues and cultural differences on the street with adults,

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.

 

Youth Dialogue Corps

Youth Dialogue Corps

The program selects no more than 15 youth, aged 14-17, new immigrants and long time citizens, who connect across Brooklyn’s social/economic, ethnic and neighborhood divides – from Bushwick to Park Slope, Bay Ridge to Brooklyn Heights!

Teens visit each other’s neighborhoods to tackle issues that affect us all, learning non-violent communication skills and building dialogue through music, art, Playback Theatre, environmental awareness, and discussion. Youth meet twice a month, and a small stipend ($50) is distributed at the end of the workshops.

Our 2013 corps produced their own CD on issues facing immigrant students and bullying among between ethnic and religious groups.

Another group centered around understanding human trafficking and slavery, as several members had been part of families that were trafficked. With spoken word, art, Playback Theatre, dialogue skills, and weekend and after school workshops, BYDCers learn to unpack assumptions and forge action networks across cultural and neighborhood boundaries.