In June 2011, musician and activist Conchita Campos and photographic artist kamau ware talked about producing a video for her song On and On. The first concept was to illustrate the song by showing young engaged citizens collectively taking part in the political process. However, they soon moved beyond that idea and decided to use the video as an opportunity to give young adults a platform to speak directly about their concerns and desires for the future. This was before Occupy Wall Street and years before the Trayvon Martin shooting. It took a longer than expected to pull it all together but now is probably the best time for this conversation.
It is more relevant today for young people to speak up than it was in 2011 and this screening of the completed video is a chance to bring young adults together for a conversation about their futures on Saturday July 27th from 2pm to 4pm at kamau studios.
The question the On and On Project always wanted to pose was simple, “What issues would you like to see shape the next Presidential and Congressional election? What matters to you?” So if you are between the ages of 17-21 or know someone in this age range, please consider lending your attention to the On and On video screening that will be followed by a conversation led by young adults speaking their minds. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Also feel free to ask questions.
The production of this video was funded by local to global friends who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign. Many thanks! We also incorporated young adults in the pre-production and production of the video.