Sponsored by the Western New York Network of English Teachers and the Buffalo State English Education Program, The Youth Voices Speaker Series showcases the work young people have conducted in English classrooms throughout Western New York. The series seeks to reclaim space for the voices of youth and their English teachers, and to reposition English classrooms as learning spaces of meaning, purpose, and power in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Students will present research, spoken word poetry, TedTalks, and other work.
Topics and presenters include:
Black Female Identity:Stories and Stereotypes - Kyree Purdie / Parkour: Opportunities, not Boundaries - Jean Flores and Isiah Rios / LGBT: Coming Out and Being Proud - Diamond Eason, Alex Brown, and Anonymous / PTSD: Those in Service - Doug Urban / Failure is Your Friend - Shay Livingston / Hip Hop and the Socially Conscious Mind - Tim Lee and Naeem Shah / Take a Walk in His Shoes: Bullying and the Middle School Experience - Kayla Chandler / Modern Day Addictions: How Our Digital Lives Shape Us - Cassidy Okon and Samantha Cimicato / A View From Inside the Light Skin-Dark Skin Experience- Janelle Thompson, Hakiem Black, Juanita Morales
Back to Top
Some content on this page is saved in PDF format. To view these files, download Adobe Acrobat Reader free. If you are having trouble reading a document, request an accessible copy of the PDF or Word Document.