How to Brainwash the Youth and make them act like Fools ! An in-your-face seminar aimed at young adults to illustrate how they are conditioned via Hollywood movies, music videos, computer games and advertising to act dumb and love it. This presentation uses popular and mainstream culture combined with a black history perspective. Scary Movie, Predator,Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne,Futurama, Disney, 300, GTA, Pussycat dolls, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Etana,Lord of the Rings, Pirates of Caribbean, Manhunter all make an appearance
'I have been meaning to write you all week to thank you for the
informative and thought-provoking session you held for ACD students last week. It was tremendous.What was really satisfying is that you held their attention throughout the 3 hour session even in the not ideal situation of being cramped into the foyer space due to the projector being taken by another organisation. Brenda King, African Caribbean Diversity Group
'Just to say, once again, thanks for the fabulous presentation yesterday. It is always great to be around children when they are learning something new and enlightening for them' Marva Bell Pivot Point Community Project Harrow.
I'm a student who is part of the ACDiversity programme and you came in to talk to us about the issue of 'How to brainwash the youth and make them look like idiots' This was so so powerful and helped shape my view on what the media feeds me. I have a few friends around my age, I'm eighteen by the way, who I believe will truly benefit from this as I think it needs to be seen by A LOT more youth who are mature enough to take it in and understand. Peter Adefioye
'I loved the way the speaker would just ask questions and make us find the answers ourselves. This is perfect because what is the point of coming to an event to counter brainwashing, only to have someone else tell you what to think. The speakers way was much better plus filling in the blank yourself means that it is more likely to stay in your head.'
I have thoroughly enjoyed the presentations which took place on Saturday 30 March 2013 about African Superheroes and on Monday 1 April 2013 about How to Brainwash the Youth.. These experiences made me research African Superheroes and the stories behind some of them, the real story behind Black Hawk Down, Educationally Sub Normal schools, The Birth of a Nation (DW Griffith), The significance of Egyptian Obelisks and Pyramids and Wesley Snipes/Blade, thank you for provoking my intellectual curiosity.