Duration: 2-2.5 min (those shorter than 2 min will not be assessed)
Max score: 20
Goal: Your goal is to demonstrate an understanding of how and why oppressed individuals can communicate their points of view to a wide audience to take action against inequality.
Role: You are a person, past or present, who has experienced inequality in your life and has decided that you are going to speak out against this inequality, e.g. you are Malala Yousafzai or Martin Luther King.
Audience: Your audience will be the general population who may not feel a direct connection to the inequality that you are experiencing.
Situation: While there has been a marked increase in awareness of social justice issues amongst the general population of the world, there is still a long way to go before inequality of various forms (gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, ability, etc.) can be eradicated. Part of the problem may be the classic "out of sight, out of mind" mentality of some, where if a problem does not directly affect them or exist in their lives, it's not considered to be a problem.
Product/Performance: You will video record the message you're planning to release to the public that details a moment in your life that was meaningful in your fight against injustice. In this chapter, your goal is to communicate clearly to your audience what took place during and after this moment, what feelings you experienced in this moment, and the overall significance this moment had to you. You want to use as many specific details as possible to genuinely communicate your point of view to your audience. Your autobiography video will clearly communicate your understanding of this moment and its importance to you. It must be written and spoken using rich vocabulary and varied sentence structure, engaging your audience.