BRAVE LIGHT: Online Viewing Event!
Sunday 12:00 AM - Tuesday 11:55 PM EDT
Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
BRAVE LIGHT tells the story of a group of 16 kids in an outdoor classroom in 2035, coming together to imagine a school that thinks differently about punishment and justice. Based on an animated video made by the Neighborhood School 5th-6th grade class in spring of 2021, BRAVE LIGHT imagines a future where things get harder before they get easier, where transformation isn't always about looking forward, but sometimes also about looking back, and where kids' voices are heard. Get ready for drumming, dance, outdoor learning, social media, skateboarding, basketball, conversations about justice, accountability, and repair, learning from Indigenous and pre-colonial ancestors, ecology, artichokes, bad knock knock jokes -- these kids have poured themselves, their dreams, their vision, and their labor into this amazing show. Tickets are available at different donation levels depending on how many people in your household plan to watch, and what level of giving is accessible to you. Please consider donating at the highest level you are able! Recorded on March 18 and 19 at Roxbury Community College by Jesse Epstein. Edited by Jesse Epstein and Monica Cohen.
Neighborhood School is a purposefully small, artistically strong, and intentionally diverse independent school in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Founded by Joyce and the late John Mallory, Donna DeVaughn, and Tricia and Scott Morrow with just 7 children in 1986, it has grown to include 60 students in grades from Kindergarten through 6th grade, grouped in four mixed-age levels. A mixed-age model ensures that students have different positions in a level’s age continuum from year to year, and helps create an atmosphere of acceptance for many layers of learning to happen simultaneously.