MIssion Voices Summer 2000: On Target
June 20 - August 26, 2000
For eight weeks in the summer, Southern Exposure’s gallery transforms into an art studio, a public forum, and a workspace for youth, community-based organizations and local artists. Mission Voices Summer, a collaborative project between Southern Exposure, Casa de los Jóvenes, Horizons Unlimited, and Youth in Action, bridges neighborhoods and cultures by pairing local artists with teens from participating youth organizations.
On Target, the program theme, arose from participants’ desire to respond to anti-youth sentiment and legislation, particularly Proposition 21. On Target refers to the poignancy of youths’ response to discrimination; and, at the same time, the title describes how ageism and the public discourse of “youth as deviant” marks young people as targets of public scrutiny and legislative punishment. The intention of On Target is to disassemble stereotypes and create understanding by examining how anti-youth sentiment often posit youths as “other” in contemporary society. Facilitator: Ras Mo.
Southern Exposure, Casa de los Jóvenes, Horizons Unlimited, and Youth in Action