We live in a time where youth all over the world are experiencing unprecedented changes in their daily lives due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, not all voices are heard at the same frequency and levels. Young people, particularly those from low-income communities and communities of color, are often not the narrators of their stories.
For this reason, The Clubhouse Network presents
#ClubhouseVoices: The Clubhouse Network Youth Response to COVID‑19 and Racism
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#ClubhouseVoices wanted! Don’t let YOUR pandemic experiences go unheard. Post a creation–graphic design, poetry/spoken word, illustration, public service announcements, inventions, campaigns, video, photography–that shows the world how you feel right now. Include your name, Clubhouse, location, and #ClubhouseVoices in your post! Learn more at clubhousevoices.org. … #TheClubhouseNetwork #WhereTechnologyMeetsImagination #YouthEmpowerment #CreativeExpression #STEMeducation #YouthVoice #pandemic #covid19 #coronavirus #quarantine #quarantainment … Shout out to @ya_boy_rossi from @goldcrownenrich #clubhousealumni
Naje Wright submitted this video for the COVID-19 Rap Challenge. The Contest was facilitated by the Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Summit Academy. Minnesota youth were encouraged to submit videos performing original raps expressing their thoughts and feelings around the COVID-19 pandemic. Naje was awarded 2nd place in a tournament that included the 16 finalists. The perspective she used in her rap involved her appreciation for the nurses, doctors, and other medical staff that have played an important role in helping people in need at this time.
Written, produced, and performed by member Moyana Olivia, edited and directed by Martaize Smith, the song encourages everyone–especially young people–to make a difference by voting. Congrats to all on a powerful song and video!
Latrell Mckelvy completed this music video for a song he wrote and produced related to the uprisings in Minneapolis and the social injustices that are happening to his people.