Turner Public Library, one of the cohort libraries of the Young Changmakers in the 21st Ceuntry Libraries, kicked off a new media project, inspired by the 10 Questions for Young Changemakers.
The Randolph High junior spent Thursday of school vacation week participating in the Teen Changemaker Film Project at Turner Free Library. With help from library staff, 13 teens worked together to write, film and edit a video that will be shared next week on social media and the local cable channel. Its purpose was to highlight four social issues the teens consider important to their generation: discrimination by police, rights of women, rights of immigrants and the Black Lives Matter movement. For the teens, the purpose was “to learn more about how they can get involved locally and nationally in civic engagement,” Library Director Elizabeth LaRosee said.
The project was inspired by a Harvard University Democratic Knowledge Project called “10 Questions for Young Changemakers,” LaRosee said. After asking questions such as “Why does it matter to me?” and “Where do we start?,” the teens generated a list of issues, formed groups and set about writing scripts for four videos to be combined at the end of filming. [Read more.]