This past Saturday on April 5th at the Reggie Lewis Center, a community center in the heart of Boston, Superego participated in sponsoring a youth platform, Talk Back Boston to bring dialogue and discourse to the Creative Economy with the Mayor, Marty Walsh and an all-star panel of creatives from Michael Monestime of the Institute of Contemporary Art and Dan Natola, founder of the Bodega sneaker and retail gem to Matt McArthur, founder of a nonprofit recording studio The Record Co. and Eileen Riestra, chief executive of DYAStudio design firm.
In front of a crowd of over 50 millennials and some old heads sprinkled in, the forum followed the journeys of the panelists, their perspectives on the economy of creatives and extrapolated to the future of the city through the Mayor. Exciting changes are coming to Boston, as Marty Walsh takes over after two decades of the previous mayor. The event really took a "revolutionary" tone when Malia from Future Boston delivered a captivating speech, inciting us to be dangerously unselfish with a nod to Martin Luther King and the mayor closing with:
“It’s OK to fail,” Walsh said. “Follow your dream. If I didn’t follow my dream, I wouldn’t be the mayor of Boston.”
Stay tuned for more footage and follow @TalkBackBos on Twitter to be updated on when the next event will be!