In 2021 LET’S TALK has been focusing on the positive story of attempts by young members of the Black community to build better relations with the Police. Four teenagers lead the way. The three latest videos document this unexpected initiative.
See also our LET’S TALK Video Report 2020 for a full breakdown of how last year’s Forums panned out.
In early 2019 and 2020, LET’S TALK ran Forums providing young people with professionals to talk to. Film Screenings in the Autumn of 2019 showed young people what their peers were saying and doing, such as The Movement Factory and their production “One Road, Two Paths”. A powerful musical about knife crime created by pupils at Harris Academy Peckham has now been performed at Bold Tendencies with the Multi-Story Orchestra.
LET’S TALK, set up by Peckham-based Community TV Trust, is a four year project spanning 2019-2022, with forums and film screenings in schools and youth clubs.
LET’S TALK confronts social dysfunction by listening. From a Panel of professionals listening to young people comes positivity, as LET’S TALK Panel members pass on their findings to our elected representatives and policymakers and take back fresh thinking into their own work.
The next phase concentrates on Family, which some say is in crisis – affected by poverty, unemployment, not to mention youth violence and knife crime and the Covid-19 pandemic which has intensified isolation and mental health issues. So LET’S TALK!
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Community TV Trust [CTVT] offers media training & filmmaking in schools, PRUs and workshops for the disabled and marginalised. It engages people and young people in open-ended creative work, linking Community to Education.