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Disconnection: Dangerous Misunderstandings About Youth

The William Grant Still Arts Center is very excited to host youth from the Youth Justice Coalition and Recharge for a panel discussion that will be moderated by LA’s own Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. The program will feature teens speaking out on misconceptions of themselves by others in everyday life, and the dangers of these stereotypes. This will be real life, not-to-be missed dialogue that expands and is inspired by the struggles the teen main characters faced in Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel, Into the Beautiful North, this year’s selected novel for the NEA’s The Big Read.