“The Grown Man Shhh video was very intentional in regards to depicting how the residue from being victims of poverty, mental health, cradle to prison pipeline thinking, systematic & educational injustices, domestic violence, etc can be overbearing on young minds but especially black & brown boys. These untreated traumas become culture and have wreaked havoc on communities of color and leave youth looking for guidance in all the wrong places. Or how a mother doesn’t realize that her children are being victimized by her choices of abusive companionship and grow up accepting abuse as love. The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center uses the arts and credible messengers as high risk interventionists to de-escalate violent situations everyday. So we chose to demonstrate the ills of our communities being triumphed by great leadership, true community-based violence intervention and the arts as the disciplines to identify, release and heal. This cinematic visual combined with a masterful combination of lyrical storytelling will be ultimately used as a teaching tool to Help Us Become Better!–”
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