“The question they keep asking me
How can one so young be so bitter and angry?
Well, the answer is plain to see
Maybe if they weren’t so blind they’d see what I see.
As the rich get richer, the poor goin’ hungry
I’ve seen the toll it takes on the workingman’s family
Education system that’s obsolete
Can’t hold a kid’s interest or keep ’em off the street
See a father’s fear, hear a mother’s cry
What kind of a nation lets their children die
Government’s corrupt and full of red tape
Then you’re gonna ask me why I hate
Why don’t you open up your eyes so you can see
Open up your ears so you can hear
Take a look around and you will find
Take a look around and you will find out why!”
These are the words recited by the famous hardcore punk song Just Look Around! And, indeed, Sick Of It All, the band name, is right! We have the moral duty to open our eyes and take a look around!
Just Look Around is a social discussion project. It’s a place where young people can keep up with the news and share their ideas.
The guys are going to have the possibility to deal with sensitive social issues, such as violence, torture, hate speech, xenophobia, homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, etc. For the purpose to open debate, the project uses a multidisciplinary approach, that goes from sociology, philosophy, psychology, history to art, such as music, literature, painting, cinematography. The main goal is to let young people get into what happens around and raise feelings of indignation about unfair events in the world. They are going to be able to develop their social sensitivity and raise their awareness about their rights.