The youth represent at this month’s Night Market, with a campaign against domestic violence called “Healthy Land, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Relationships.” Three teams of 808 Urban’s talented young artists will face off against each other, painting an 8×8′ cube while poets from Youth Speaks Hawaii perform on a nearby stage. After the artists are done, you’ll get to vote on which one you think best represents the issue. Not only will you have the chance to see the process of a mural creation from start to finish, you can participate by making your own art, with a stencil workshop run by 808 Urban and a collaborative art bulletin board for anyone to write down their own opinion on the issues.
How can art and poetry help prevent domestic violence?
“When people walk away from this event we ask them to invest in their best selves, invest into an active community, build supportive bonds, and also show that every individual has the power to change the world around them for the better, inward and outward,” said poet and youth leader Solomon Stoddard.