We all have a voice, yet most of our voices are not HEARD! These voice that aren't heard give an amazing perspective on life or specific topics. Voices that aren't heard must be empowered by those whose voices are heard. Silenced voices must be heard.
There are many voices that aren't heard for differing reasons. Many believe that voices of young people are not important, but I disagree. I believe that voices of young people are important. Their voices have a unique perspective on different topics. The Bible mentions that the voices of young people are important:
Lemonade, Lemonade & Letter Writing
An event at Calvin College brought by the Service Learning Center: Lemonade, Lemonade & Letter Writing.
The album Lemonade by Beyoncé played the whole hour of the event. Some people at Calvin are shocked that the album is played due to its content and how Beyoncé speaks about social issues. However, Beyoncé's experience, along with many African Americans in America, is real. The violence and racism that African Americans experience is real and true. The whole album represents the purpose of the event. The purpose of the event was to give college students a voice to the Senate and the House of Representative in regards to policies. Writing about a policy to Senate is important as it affects many people. One of the reasons why Lemonade was used in this event was to allow the people to voice out when it's needed, just as we have the right to voice with or against a policy. Writing to a senator or House representative is a positive sign that it's important to the people.
We need to voice out what is needed. It is important that we do not forget that it is not always about ourselves, but we must think about needs outside ourselves. There are people who cannot voice their needs. It is important to have those people who are being heard be an advocate for those who need it. YES! ADVOCATE!