Members-Only Guild Resource / Video

Look Back, Look At, Look Ahead: The Teenager in a Time of Crisis

Published: 2018-06-26

Published: 2012

Speaker: Will Power

Playwright, artist, and teacher Will Power is known across the globe as one of the most provocative and fresh voices in the world of art--not only for his acclaimed theatrical performances and contributions to the world of hip hop, but also for his ongoing work with teens throughout the U.S., across Africa and in the former Soviet Union. Through performance and dialogue, Will makes the case that the foundation for a better future for our society lies in our ability as artists, educators and activists to engage youth and harness their unique creativity. He discusses how to build youth participation in the arts by helping teenagers learn the history and culture of their communities and providing them with tools to experiment and innovate.