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Speak Up, Speak Out!
A Whitney Teen Summit

SUN, Feb 11, 2018
3–6 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Speak up, speak out! In this youth summit organized by the Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders, NYC teens are invited to share their ideas about issues that matter to them. Inspired by the rich history of activism presented in the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017, YI Leaders have developed art-making projects, discussions, and guided tours that will help their peers with strategies to confront the political and social issues that are most important to them.

Badlands Unlimited, a New York-based independent publisher founded by the artist Paul Chan, will lead a workshop during the summit. Their work is on view in An Incomplete History of Protest. Artist and educator Shaun Leonardo will lead a series of performance-workshops that engage a variety of political and social issues.

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby and head up to the Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater on Floor 3. 

Questions? Contact Youth Programs Like our Facebook page for updates on programs and events.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.