Submitted by Smart on Crime
Whatever stereotypes you might have about youth and drugs and alcohol...... just put them aside for the moment. Youth, like any other group in our community, are affected by drugs and alcohol. While many will experiment with this or that drug and drinking, still more are motivated to use because of physical and/or emotional pain until it becomes a problem. How to help? How to intervene? How to prevent?
One of the best ways to better understand and address the issues and challenges facing youth and substance use is to learn from them.
SubArtSpace is a youth art and theatre based project for exploring the youth experience and perspective on substance use. Working with the world renowned MT Space and other local artists, a group of youth committed to expressing themselves through their art will face their stories head on in an evening of theatre, music, dance, poetry, photography and visual art. A single story cannot capture each youth's experience.
This innovative event is for anyone who wishes to immerse themselves in the some of the realities of growing up today- and emerge with a fresh perspective and understanding.
When: Monday November 28, 2011
Where: Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 787 King Street West, Kitchener
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
When: Monday December 5, 2011
Where: Lang's, 1145 Concession Road, Cambridge
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
When: Tuesday December 6, 2011
Where: Queen Street Commons, 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
**this performance is paired with sevearl films from the final night of "In The Mind's Eye Film + Forum".
This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services with support from the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, MT Space and Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate Institute.