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This interview with Pierre Rice was conducted at Kite’s Nest in Hudson, NY on June 13, 2019. Pierre, born in 2003, is 16 years old and has lived in Hudson, NY since 2008. He is actively involved with Kite’s Nest in Hudson, NY with their after-school and summer programs.
Throughout the interview, Pierre speaks about his transition from Atlanta, GA to Hudson, NY and how grateful he is to live in the community of Hudson. He references the importance of his church and religion, his high school, and Kite’s Nest in his development as a man and in learning his values. He includes the names of many of his mentors and teachers at school and Kite’s Nest and talks about how education has been central to his life. He recounts hanging out on Warren Street and Front Street Park with his friends. Pierre speaks about his interests in social justice, particularly the #MeToo movement and Black Lives Matter movement, and how those interests have been largely driven by Kite’s Nest. Towards the end of the interview, he speaks about his excitement for college, turning 18, and his passion for youth employment.
This interview may be of particular interest to those who want to learn about teenagers, child development, Kite’s Nest, growing up in Hudson, the names of Hudson establishments and hangout spaces, youth involvement in social justice, and mentorships.
Julia Gottlieb, 21 years old, is a rising senior at Scripps College where she is working towards her B.A. in American Studies and dance. This was Julia’s first time meeting Pierre as well as her first time in Hudson, NY. Julia is interested in geography, urban studies, dance, and all of their intersections.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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