Giving voice to young people: the use of media

A seminar by Professor Aashish Kumar of Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, captured the attention of DUT students who are seeking ways of enabling communication across difference.  Aashish demonstrated how the use of video, now available to large numbers of students through smart phones, can open up ways of having their voices heard.

Aashish Kumar makes a point at the seminar.

Aashish Kumar makes a point at the seminar.

The seminar was entitled Narrative empathy and youth media in negotiating identity and difference. Students who attended include members of the young men’s group, Amajita, and of the young women’s group, GASVA.
Representatives of DUT Radio were also present, and graduate students on the Peacebuilding Programme.