TIDE is a one-day gathering of artists, media makers, and community organizers from Greater Boston and surrounding communities. Hosted by Emerson College, this event convenes young people who are working to create positive change to connect, to share best practices, and to deepen relationships. Participants learn from peer presenters from around Greater Boston including workshops, presentations, and performances.
The 2022 TIDE Conference will take place on June 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Emerson College in Downtown Boston. The TIDE Conference focuses on exploring the intersections between art and activism, and this year’s theme is Honoring and Celebrating Community Resilience, Arts, and Justice.
Angela Palma is 17 years old and currently lives in Lynn Massachusetts. Ever since she was a little girl she has always been involved in the world of activism and advocacy. Angela comes from a Salvadoran immigrant family, and her culture means a lot to her and she is so proud to be Salvadoran. Angela is currently a junior in high school and hopes to continue her studies outside of high school as well. She is so grateful to be working with Emerson in this project and is excited to see what we come up with as a team!
Camarah, 17, is a photographer and a writer from Dorchester. With both Jamaican and African American blood, Camarah does not shy away from her two identities and their cultures. Instead, she incorporates things from both cultures in her writing, whether they be positive or negative. Doing so allows Camarah to feel closer to her cultures. Camarah hopes for justice for the black community in all aspects of life and wants to see black people be able to do anything without society hindering or harming them. Camarah aims to highlight inequalities in all aspects of life through her writing, in hopes to invoke feelings and eventually change. She also draws inspiration from the world around her, allowing her to not only process, but also inform about important topics. Camarah also enjoys reading, drawing, and playing video games.
Halima Osman is a 17-year-old junior attending Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She has many passions, including social justice and the arts. In her time at CRLS, she has worked to fight for justice against the issues students in her school face. As people, she believes that the most potent effect we can have on society is to fight for the liberation of all people. One of her tools to fight for people's liberation is different art forms, including writing and painting. In her free time, Halima hangs out with her friends and reads.