Stories for Youth Justice: Celebrating the Power of Student Voices
May 11, 2017
We invite you to watch our video presentation of the culminating reading of Stories for Youth Justice, featuring student readers from LIU Post University and Westbury High School, following a rich semester of writing in which young people celebrated their challenges, journeys and roots, as they experimented with the memoir form. Watch one reading at a time, to savor the rich rhythms of the Creole and Latino backgrounds that add to the power of so many of the words. Or experience the whole sequence, as one student after another finds a way to write from the heart. Below is the full playlist of stories and the bullet points link to specific stories from the event.
Introductions: Glynis Peyrera, LIU Post, Maria Angelica Myer, Westbury High School and Helen Dorado Alessi, Herstory Writers Workshop. Watch here
Benisha Pierre Louis, Westbury High School. Watch here