Getting the legal message across through hip hop
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Pivot Legal Society is mixing hip hop and legal education to help young people understand and exercise their legal rights.
Pivot’s Darcie Bennett said they will be launching five new legal education videos at F*in Rights, a free hip-hop show happening Friday at Vancouver’s Russian Hall on Campbell Street.
The videos will be available online and will be accessible for free from anywhere in the province.
Bennett said after a year of workshops and clinics with youth, Pivot worked with young filmmakers from Capilano University’s film studies program to translate legal information provided by lawyers into videos that “make sense for the youth.”
“There’s a lot of misinformation and a lot of young people are really overwhelmed with the legal issues ranging from police, foster care, income security that they are dealing with,” she said. “We wanted to do a launch that was going to attract the youth that most needs this information.”
She said this project offers youth a service in a setting where they feel comfortable and welcomed.
Artists include Banyen Roots, DJ Su Comandante, Ndidi Cascade, Conscience, and First Ladies Crew.
For more information on F*in Rights, visit pivotlegal.org.
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