much attention is devoted to the negative aspects and influences of
pop culture, little is publicized about the positive and empowering
role pop culture can play in helping address violence prevention. The
generalized disdain by adults of youth pop culture contributes to the
ever-present generation gap that limits the type of communication and
understanding that is so necessary for risk reduction work. Songs can
provide valuable educational links for difficult or controversial
topics and many songs by current artists address such issues as:
suicide, rape, domestic violence, and homophobia. Because we at Arte Sana believe in the power of music and have used music to work with
youth, sexual assault youth educators, domestic violence educators,
and Latina women's groups, this section will focus on possible song
and movie links. We will periodically update the links and maintain
the master list of possible links that are organized by category.
We welcome any comments or ideas you may have regarding this section and would love to receive further recommendations regarding other popular culture titles.
Bend it Like Beckham
Boys Don't Cry
But I'm A Cheerleader
Before Night Falls
A League of Their Own
Shakespeare In Love
Different for Girls
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