Global Action Project works with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change. Learn more about G.A.P.
NEW YORK, NY- On Tuesday June 28th, over 200 youth and allies will come together to celebrate the power of young people making their own high-impact social justice media. LGBTQ and immigrant youth of color from Global Action Project (G.A.P.), a non-profit organization that works with youth most affected by injustice to create powerful grassroots media, will premiere their newest films.
"We are queer Muslim and Latinx youth, Black trans youth, LGBTQ and straight immigrant youth, and we love the community we create together at G.A.P. We believe in safe spaces. We believe in resilience. We have a different story to tell than the Islamophobic and militaristic mainstream media narratives you will hear. We stand together against all forms of oppression, and we will keep working hard to make sure the world listens." - G.A.P. youth leaders
Change is bittersweet! You may have heard that our much-loved Co-Director, Teresa Basilio, has moved on from GAP to pursue new adventures. Please RSVP and join us on April 21st at New York's Elmo Restaurant when we will be celebrating Teresa’s leadership and wishing her well!
On April 26th, Global Action Project, in partnership with Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, invites you to an interactive showcase and celebration of youth-led transformative media organizing projects. We will share findings and recommendations from Global Action Project’s recently released report, Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media and Youth Organizing in the United States, on ways that funders, organizations and allies can increase the scale and impact of transformative media organizing.
We will also hear about innovative media campaigns from leaders of 1 Love Movement (Philadelphia), PrYSM (Rhode Island) and Global Action Project’s Community Media in Action Cohort. This event is open to youth and community organizers, funders and allies, join us!
As you may have heard, our much-loved Co-Director, Teresa Basilio, will soon be moving on from GAP to pursue new adventures.
Teresa will be sorely missed. Teresa’s uncompromising devotion to GAP’s mission and youth media leaders, her imprint on GAP’s programs and curricula, and her strong engagement with the larger field and movements for social justice, have been an incalculable gift to GAP and will continue to sustain us moving forward. We are grateful that she has shared almost 12 years of her life, leadership and passion with us, the last three as Co-Director.
I want to share some important news. It is after much thoughtful deliberation that I have decided to transition out of my role as Co-Director of Global Action Project (G.A.P.). I have been privileged to dedicate 11 years to the community and mission of G.A.P., and I will leave knowing that G.A.P. -principled, nurturing, resilient- is in a strong position to embrace the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.
Community Media in Action (CMIA) is a G.A.P. initiative that supports social justice groups working to broaden their reach, deepen their impact and increase youth engagement through the production process. CMIA’s 2016 overall goals are:
1) to increase capacity of youth and community organizations to use media for social justice campaigns 2) to cultivate youth organizers as leaders who can produce high-impact media.
From 2012-2015, Global Action Project, Data Centerand Research Action Design conducted a national research project—Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media & Youth Organizing in the U.S. The project sought to understand how youth organizers are using media to advance social justice and movement-building work throughout the United States.