Register now for "Truth Be Told: Justice Through My Eyes," our annual film festival that highlights and empowers youth voices and visions by showcasing riveting films from young filmmakers speaking their truth of what justice is through their eyes. Their films offer a glimpse into the complexities of social justice topics from gender equity and equality to human rights, education to economic justice, and more.
"Charlottesville reminds us that the ghosts of our nation’s past are actually still very much alive. The fabric of white supremacy is not new and cloaks the inequities in many of our systems from criminal, health care, economic and education. We must continue to fight and educate others to join the movement to transform these systems. The time for transformation is now."
"Since opening RYSE, we have worked to ensure the spirit and story of youth organizing, of dreaming, of taking risks, of listening and learning together remain alive in all we do, all we are, and all we hope and incite. We know that in order to remain reflective of and responsive to the priorities, needs, and interests of young people of color, we must continue to show up in ways that are bold, brave, and beyond the edges of the non-profit industrial complex."
"I love so many aspects of working at RYSE, but I’d really have to highlight the deep community that we build with one another and with our young folks as an amazing part of the work. Additionally, I think the bold leadership of women of color and queer folks at RYSE speaks volumes to our ability to be responsive, rooted, and visionary."