|Freedom Ride at Stagville, NC|
Today, the group went through a 'media museum.' There were displays and videos playing about various social issues. They were able to respond to the images, think about topics we have not covered, and we had speakers at the end. The topics covered were undocumented immigration, Islamaphobia, poverty, sexism, and homophobia.
The response was so powerful that various people shared their own personal stories, experiences, and struggles.
On some of the displays were commonly heard offensive terms and comments. Here we have some of the responses from the participants regarding the comment, "They're taking our jobs!"
We ended the videos by playing a video with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We looked at oppression and through the Archbishop, we saw reconciliation and hope.
Following this, there was some music and the participants were thrilled to play as well. These youths have so much talent!