Presentation at the 3rd Biennial Sharing the Mantle Conference (April) - As part of the cross-cultural team from Comics Speak! S3! Members helped facilitate the 2-day conference and showcase their critical arts work.
Chapel Hill News Columnist (February) - Mashallah S. has written two guest columns appearing in the Chapel Hill News, showcasing S3!’s work. See our blog for the article excerpt.
Youth/Radio Host (March - July) - Mashallah S. served as host of a weekly show on Fusion Youth Radio and served as an NPR Youth Radio Intern.
Youth Bridging Cultures (August/September)
Presentation on the Richard Brown Radio/TV Show (April) - Youth leader (Mashallah S.) and Dr. Parker appeared on the show to pay tribute to Ella Baker and raise awareness about the school to prison pipeline.
Presentation at the UNC-Chapel Hill NAACP Event (February) - Youth leader (Mashallah S.) represented S3! To showcase our work to raise awareness about the school to prison pipeline and the raise the age campaign. Youth Leader Aliyah M. assisted with background research and writing for the presentation.
Presentation at 2nd Biennial Sharing the Mantle Conference (April) – Youth leaders Tiara D., Aliayah M., Shedeja C., and Kendall W. produced a digital story about creating harm free neighborhoods and presented it at the conference that included 100 high school and college students, school officials, and the International Peace Activists that facilitated the conference.
Presentation to the town council, Chapel Hill, NC (January) – S3 members Tiara Denning, Cassandra Lloyd and Bianca Webb opened the first town council meeting of 2009, sharing news of their selection to attend the inauguration of President Obama as part of the People’s Inaugural Project.
Presentation to Duke University (November) – Two S3 youth leaders, Cassandra Lloyd and Tiara Denning, led a discussion on collective leadership for 15 Duke University students.
Human Rights Workshop (September) – One S3 youth leader, Tasha Chambers, worked with Dr. Judith Blau, a UNC professor of sociology, and Dr. Parker to prepare and present a workshop identifying and discussing human rights issues in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches. Four other youth leaders joined in.