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The danger of silence | Clint Smith


The danger of silence | Clint Smith

We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't, says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.

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Clint Smith: The Danger of Silence

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The Fifth Annual LWGMS Film Festival showcases the social justice films made by the class of 2018. As part of the Humanities curriculum, the Walls to Bridges class highlights taking action in a number of different ways, and tonight, the eighth graders inspire us with their storytelling in the film medium. With their classmates, the students agree on a topic, generate a thesis, create a storyboard, integrate interviews, videos, and still photos, and edit a five-minute film that inspires its audience to act, to think, and to discuss important issues facing our country and the world. The students’ film topics are indicators of what is on their minds, and this year, students have messages about gun violence, racism, the LGBTQ community, gender, dress codes, immigration, the MeeToo movement, and the media. Using film as a means of social change, students have worked hard to create passionate and creative films that inspire us all to see things differently, to challenge old ideas, and to take action.

Some special thanks are in order. Mr. E is the answer to all things technical, Ms. Blaisdell makes the festival run smoothly, and filmmaker Eli Kimaro brought four other filmmakers to L-Dub to preview the films and offer invaluable feedback for the student filmmakers.

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We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't. Silence is the residue of fear. It is feeling your flaws gut-wrench guillotine your tongue. It is the air retreating from your chest because it doesn't feel safe in your lungs. Silence is Rwandan genocide. Silence is Katrina. It is what you hear when there aren't enough body bags left. It is the sound after the noose is already tied. It is charring. It is chains. It is privilege. It is pain. There is no time to pick your battles when your battles have already picked you.

I will not let silence wrap itself around my indecision. I will tell Christian that he is a lion, a sanctuary of bravery and brilliance. I will ask that homeless man what his name is and how his day was, because sometimes all people want to be is human. I will tell that woman that my students can talk about transcendentalism like their last name was Thoreau, and just because you watched one episode of The Wire doesn't mean you know anything about my kids. So this year, instead of giving something up, I will live every day as if there were a microphone tucked under my tongue, a stage on the underside of my inhibition. Because who has to have a soapbox when all you've ever needed is your voice?

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Speech Analysis - The danger of silence | Clint Smith

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Clint Smith: The Danger of Silence (Practice)

This is NOT my Speech, COPYRIGHT CLINT SMITH. This Speech is only my rough draft that talks about the danger of being silent.

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Poet and Educator Clint Smith reads from How to raise a black son in America for Poetry in America at Harvard.
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Vlog Entry Four: The Danger of Silence Clint Smith

Hello, welcome back to my channel. Today I will be reflecting on the power of silence and the consequences that manifest themselves in the form of violence, discrimination, racism, genocide, and war. In class we watched a TEDtalk by one of my now favorite speakers, Clint Smith. The focus of the video was on “The Danger of Silence.” Smith stated that as a rule in his classroom students must, read critically, write consciously, speak clearly, and tell your truth. That last one is the most important because it challenges you to explore your silences. The thoughts and opinions you didn’t put out there because you were afraid of judgement. This speech caused me to really reflect on the silences in my life. Why do I turn a blind I when I see someone getting bullied, why do try to avoid eye contact with the homeless for fear of not k knowing what to say, why don’t I say anything when I hear someone say something racist, sexist, homophobic, or discriminatory? I contemplated on these thoughts for a while and concluded it was all just unnecessary fear. I challenge you to take action and tell your truth. The next time you see someone get bullied say something, say hello to that homeless man on the corner, and tell that racist person that what they’re saying is wrong. I know I’m going to do my best to do that and I hope you do too.

Clint Smith | Talks at Google

Watch --Clint Smith-- poetry slam champion, educator, and top 20 TED speaker--deliver spoken word on the danger of silence and raising a Black son in America. You'll also have a chance to hear from this profound speaker during the moderated Q&A section.

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Clint Smith: "Place Matters"

Clint Smith delivers his poem Place Matters during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. vigil at Rollins College.


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