I think we should open a space for our community/audience to voice their own opinions, thoughts, and ideas. YPC wouldn’t be “sponsoring” them or anything, but we would provide a platform for our community to grow and thrive. This would also foster community outreach and help push forth our advocacy, partnerships, and even fundraising.
We can host online (and even in-person, if the circumstances allow) open mics; even a simple platform or call for submissions from all New Yorkers, students, and adult allies (accomplices in our movement) can submit writing, art, or music that expresses their being as a New Yorker facing systemic/systematic injustice. We can even give the mic to other organizations that we’re working with in tandem!
The possibilities are endless and creative. This is something we totally need to explore if we want to really create some form of web that connects us and organization, our audience, and our community — our movement.
With the right planning and coordination, we can totally get this up and running to help support advocacy’s current work!