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Take Back Your Voice Event

Performances rocked the house as students and band, Flintface, took the stage at Monroe

Mia Rossi,

The message was person, no bully, has the right to take your voice. You can face any challenge and learn to be resilient. Monroe Campus held a Take Back Your Voice event on September 20 that featured the band Flintface. The band has traveled to over 100 schools, and through music, shares messages of empowerment. The band's lead singer, Joe Scorsone, started the project after facing his own struggles, and Flintface seeks to motivate people to speak up for themselves and for those who can not. 

NCC students rapped, sang, played instruments, read poetry and danced on stage at the event to share their own stories. A group of students known as the Shadow Steppers were the featured dancers, and Christina Lenway, a faculty member, played an original song. The following students performed:

Greg Byrd 
JaiLa Aponte 
Luli Colon
Nathaniel Francis
Ashlei Hurst
Emily Espinal
Geara Catani
Jabari Gooding
Crystal Phillips
Brandon Harrison
Najee Jackson

Faculty, staff, students and community members attended, including NCC President, Dr. Mark Erickson. At the beginning of the event, the "Fill A Glass with Hope" Campaign in connection with Pocono Alliance collected over $200 to buy milk for children in Monroe County. From start to finish, this was an inspiring night indeed!

To see more images from the event, click here.