Posted 8 months ago on Sept. 26, 2012, 1:48 p.m. EST by n0anch0r
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Hello everyone -
My name is Rudy and this Sunday I attended a "Student Town Hall" hosted by NBC under the banner of Education Nation -- it is hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry and I give so many props to her for attempting to bring this issue to the forefront. Unfortunately, due to media politics the town hall consisted of a panel of people who were just spouting language that wasn't necessarily aligned to the issues that i think the kids wanted to get out there.
I can't even begin to count the amount of students after who had questions and issues and concerns that went unheard. And afterwards I took the liberty of reaching out to some people who had attended and everyone shared a common interest of continuing these conversations.
I believe this is good grounds for decent media coverage as I have some connections that can support this initiative. I would like to create a Student Town Hall that consists of students from around nyc who will address their issues and concerns to the public. It will be a forum for discussion and future planning and solution development -- but I am stuck.
Before I can begin, I need some ideas as to what the best format for this forum would be -- I would like a place that resembles the General Assembly but wanted to see if there was anyone out here who is very good at this type of organization -- maybe someone from facilitation who can help guide this with me and some others. We need a forum where everyone's voice is heard and that is conducive and customized for a younger audience. If done right, this can give a whole generation of kids a voice that has been stifled for a while.
Anyone -- please respond to this call. I need your help.