Picture this. Your city, your town. Disenfranchised youth facing a uncertain future. What would you do to make your voice heard?
Well some unknown young individuals chose an interesting way to let their opinions be known to the public at large. I would like to help them get their thoughts out to an even larger audience.
This past week these banners were hung on the Main Street bridge, (itself an icon of better days) in the city center of Welland, ON., Canada. This small city has been hard hit in the recent economic downturn. With news of plant closures and major lay-offs . In the age of globalization, these good-paying jobs will soon be filled by persons being paid very low wages in Mexico.
Indeed, the future must look quite bleak to the young persons that reside in that small city. As it must look bleak to many young persons in so many cities and towns, large and small. Watching, as their parents lose jobs, families lose homes and the future becomes more grim and uncertain.
What will come of their hopes and dreams? Will they become a lost generation? A fate they seem to already have accepted.