Watch poets/activists Donte Clark and Deandre Evans speak for the people of Richmond, California in this newly edited version of “I Speak for the People” for the Bigger Picture.
Directed by Dimitri Moore and edited by Kevin Holmes.
The Bigger Picture Campaign is a collaboration between Youth Speaks inc, and The University of California, San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type-2 Diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread.
We aim to inspire young people to challenge and name the institutional, environmental and social causes of the spread of Type 2 Diabetes. It is our hope that by raising their voice, taking action and joining the conversation they will inevitably alter the trajectory of the disease, and provide youth with a virtual platform, and real life performance opportunities for their stories to be heard.
As an added incentive we are offering $14K in educational scholarships to reward young people who make exceptional statements to persuade others to join the conversation, or who take direct action against this epidemic.