Students around the country are organizing like never before to involve themselves in the political process in order to realize their visions for the future. Four local student activists from the Student Advisory Council of Birmingham City Schools will gather to speak on the fundamental values of democracy featured in For Freedoms: Civil Rights and Human Rights, an ongoing exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Discussing freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom from fear, and freedom of worship, these teens will use the artwork in the exhibition to unpack what these values mean for their lives and communities. They will then open a discussion between the panel and the audience on teens’ futures and their thoughts on the future of Birmingham City Schools.
For Freedoms: Civil Rights and Human Rights, this town hall, and the yard signs installed on the lawn of the BMA are the Museum’s contribution to For Freedoms’ 50 State Campaign that includes events across Birmingham, Alabama, and the nation this fall in the lead up to the midterm elections. For Freedoms is a platform promoting greater participation in civil society through the arts.