What do you get when you mix car stunts, youth culture and Oakland? Sideshows! In the Bay Area, illegal sideshows divide the community. Supporters say sideshows are part of Oakland culture and advocate for safe venues.Opponents view sideshows as disruptive and dangerous. Even if you're not from Oakland, there's likely a clash between car culture and cops near you. What do you think? Should communities embrace car culture events like sideshows, or should they remain banned?
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Using our sources or your own, research sideshow conflicts in California -- or car culture conflics in another area. Create a digital comic strip that depicts a particular conflict associated with sideshows.
Web-based tools* for making digital comics: Canva, Storyboard That, Pixton
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.