ERIC Number: ED435942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand against Violence. Action Guide.
MTV Networks, New York, NY.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
This 25-page "Action Guide" is accompanied by a compact disk that presents sound bites from contemporary rock musicians about their experiences with violence and rage. This interview material is followed by current popular hit songs by Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews Band, Everclear, Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morissette, and Tori Amos. Many musicians state how music and writing have given them alternative ways to deal with their feelings of rage. The Action Guide includes facts about violence and gives five ways adolescents can help take a stand against violence. These include using conflict resolution, mentoring or finding a role model, using artistic responses to violence, participating in youth crime watch, and advocating against acts of violence. (Contains 36 Web site resources.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Conflict Resolution, Creative Writing, Crime Prevention, Dialogs (Language), Mentors, Musicians, Optical Disks, Rock Music, Songs, Violence, Youth Problems
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Web site:
. Also available from the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program at the U.S. Dept. of Education. Tel: 202-260-3954; Web site: .
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MTV Networks, New York, NY.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Note: Accompanying CD-ROM not available from ERIC.