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The Hate U Give—Movie Event Evaluation

On 10.26.2018, shortly after the official premiere, BTS organized a private screening of “The Hate U Give”. The

screening was coupled with a youth panel and took place at Brass Mill Center. More than 90 youth providers and

youth attended. Survey data was collected among 49 youth and 14 providers. Youth was in grades 5-8 (28%), 9-12

(53%), or college (19%). Seventy-nine percent (79%) of the providers identified as female and 21% as male; 60% of

The Hate U Give, synopsis the youth identified as female, 40% as
Starr Carter is constantly switching between male, and one of the males identified
two worlds: the poor, mostly black, as trans. Only 8% of the providers
neighborhood where she lives and the rich, identified as Hispanic while a quarter
mostly white, prep school she attends. The (23%) of the youth did. Seventy-seven
uneasy balance between these worlds is percent (77%) of the providers and
shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal 76% of the youth identified as

shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at Black/African American and

the hands of a police officer. Now, facing respectively 15% and 2% identified

pressures from all sides of the community, as White. Most providers (85%)
Starr must find her voice and stand up for identified as straight (15% as bi) and
what's right. 73% of the youth identified as did (vs.

(source: 17% as bi and 8% as gay or lesbian).

While most providers (90%) had heard Expressed interest in becoming involved with BTS
of BTS before, only 17% of youth had.
After the event it seems, however, that 100% 82% 83%
interest in BTS had increased. Both 92%
youth and providers were interested in 75% 72%
attending more events, either 76% 74%
educational or fun. The majority was
also interested in volunteering for BTS 61% 59% 58%
and/or helping to organize events. Over 46%
half of the providers (58%) and slightly
less than half of the youth (46%) was Attend Attend fun Volunteer Help Attend Serve on a
interested in serving on a (youth) organize
council. educational events for BTS social justice youth
The majority of providers and youth events related council
were (very) satisfied with the event.
They also found the discussion events
informative and (strongly) agreed that
the event was fun. Staff ( n=10) Youth (n=46)

While BTS wanted the event to Satisfaction with the event

be fun, its main objective was to The discussion was informative 100%
provide an opportunity for youth 100%

to learn about events that are Today's event was fun 100%
familiar to them and offer a 89%

platform where they can be Today's event was well organized 96%
heard. Indeed, 87% of the youth 100%

and all of the providers Youth (n=23) Staff (n=9)

(strongly) agreed that the events depicted in the movie are relevant to Waterbury and they (strongly) agreed that

the events are not news to them (and 91% and 89%, respectively).

Enquiring further about the experiences of youth and providers shows that most of the providers can relate to the
majority of subjects addressed in the movie. Of the youth most can relate to racism and to speaking up for your rights.
Around a quarter of the youth can relate to subjects such as interracial dating, poverty, community violence, code
switching and police brutality, around 15% can relate to gang affiliation and drug usage, and somewhat less to
parental incarceration.

Can relate to subjects brought up in the movie

82% 73% 73% 67% 64% 60% 55%
25% 54% 23% 50% 25% 27% 25%

36% 36% 18%
17% 17% 10%

Interracial Racism Poverty Speak up Community Code Police Gang Drug Parental
dating for rights violence switch brutality affiliation usage incarceration

staff (n=11) youth (n=48)

Overall, the screening appeared a huge success. It was well attended, students could relate to the movie as well as to
the panel, they felt heard and BTS obtained publicity among an often difficult to reach population—youth. BTS hopes
to keep the door open and invite youth at the table of its Collaborative Action Networks, Think Tank, and Community
Council. Given that BTS’s mission is to make sure all Waterbury children and youth succeed in school, work, and life,
it is imperative youth will be given a voice.

“I really enjoyed the movie. It really touched my heart. Thank you for having me.” (female, 13)

“I'm happy more truth went to the big screen” (boy, 15)

“Thank you for the opportunity for the children to be empowered and to be heard” (female, staff)

“This was amazing. You chose an impactful movie. Well presented” (female, staff)


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