“I’m lucky enough to have gone home without being hurt.” – Shaqur Williams, Brooklyn Community Foundation Youth Voice Award Winner.
Two summers ago, Shaqur was confronted by police officers a block away from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home who demanded to know if he had drugs on him or knew where to buy them. This summer, he is channeling the pain and frustration of that experience into art. Shaqur received a Youth Voice Award grant for a new play called “All American Boys,” produced by Off the Page, inc. The play, which premiered in July at MS 51 in Park Slope, brings black and white actors together to examine the differences between black and white teenagers in a community and the way police officers approach them.
We’re sharing stories of impact over on BCF’s Instagram page, @bklynfoundation. Learn more about the Youth Voice Award Winners in BCF’s #InsightstoImpact Report at http://bcfny.org/insights-impact-report.
10 Aug 2016