An ongoing movement to address racism in our community launched in 2020 by local youth has been documented in the new film entitled Stand Together. The hour-long documentary tells the story of Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading students’ Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.) initiative to address racism through education and dialogue that is initiated and facilitated by youth.

Directed by 11th grade student at Wilson High School and intern at VA Productions, Julia Adilman, the film is a testament to the power of youth to create change.

Over the past 18 months the S.T.A.R. movement has engaged hundreds of people in education and awareness initiatives as well as projects supporting racial equity.

To learn more, please visit the Youth Volunteer Corps STAR website.