In a climate of divisiveness and seclusion, Public Forum is opening its doors to invite audiences to join us every month for Civic Salons: a monthly brunchtime gathering where we can come together in the spirit of community to nurture our minds and our bodies.
This March, we’re using our Civic Salon to amplify the voices of youth activists and organizers who have been working for change in their communities. Join us as we gather with young artists, advocates, and organizers to sing, share readings, and hear stories from young people who are using their voices today to build a brighter tomorrow.
Featuring keynote addresses from young activists Marlon Rajan (senior, NYC Lab High School; New York Civil Liberites Union Teen Activist Project) and Aaliyha Johnson (freshman, Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets [YO S.O.S.]), poetry by William Lohier (New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Urban Word NYC), and music by Phoebe Rosenblum (junior, La Guardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts).
Additional performances by members of Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets, Generation Citizen, Kings Against Violence Initiative, and more.