Safe Sex Flash Mob
This fall, The Possibility Project undertook a large scale community action project in NYC. Our After-School cast, who will premiere their original musical in February 2011, chose to tackle the issue of safe sex and condom use in response to the rising number of their peers contracting STDs and the accompanying social stigma around condom usage. Our youth wanted to create a buzz around using protection, sending a message that it is “cool” for sexually active young people to wear a condom.
They chose to spread their message by creating a dance to the song “Ribbons” (by the popular Lady Gaga). The group rehearsed for three weeks with choreographer and Possibility Project volunteer Alana Hartman. Then, on the evening of October 19th, the youth presented a flash mob performance in Washington Square Park. The event was presented in collaboration with Judson Memorial Church, who donated space for rehearsals and had several church members join the dance with our youth.