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G.A.P. Seeks New Development Director

After 11 years of leading Global Action Project’s (G.A.P.) fundraising and organizational communications, Dare Dukes will soon be transitioning out of a staff role. Dare’s leadership has been instrumental to G.A.P.’s growth and sustainability. Dare will be greatly missed by the G.A.P. staff & Board of Directors. As with any transition, we are also eager to introduce new leadership to our team! Our next Development Director will help to grow and guide G.A.P. through its next phase of growth with their passion, dedication, and strategic leadership. Do you know someone who might be that person? Please help us spread the word! Read on for more information:

Nonprofit organizations working at the intersection of arts and social justice are no strangers to the fight to stay alive while moving their missions forward. In an honest and critical exploration of what it takes to survive against the odds, Global Action Project (G.A.P.) presents "Change Capital Investments: One Tool for Moving to Abundance." The article chronicles G.A.P.'s planning efforts, with assistance from the Nonprofit Finance Fund, to achieve sustainability on its own terms.

Meet Director/Producer Eddie Martinez at our next Artist Showcase!

Eddie Martinez Film Photo

G.A.P. is excited to invite back Director/Producer Eddie Martinez for our second Artist Showcase on Tuesday, April 15th! The Artist Showcase is a series of events where youth (from G.A.P. and beyond!) get the opportunity to connect with award-winning filmmakers and artists. Find out more about Eddie and the Artist Showcase in general after the jump!

Upcoming G.A.P. Film Screenings: Youth Voices Uncensored & Reel Works

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Films from last year's programs will be screened at two upcoming events: the Youth Voices Uncensored conference hosted by the National Coalition Against Censorship and Reel Works Friday Movie Night! Come out on Saturday, March 29th at 1-4pm for the Youth Voices Uncensored screening.

G.A.P. Goes to the Digital Media and Learning Conference!

At DML 2014

G.A.P. staff attended the Digital Media and Learning Conference (DML) this month, where we displayed some of the findings of our National Field Scan through an interactive workshop. Read on for photos and details -- and stay tuned for our appearance in Detroit at the Allied Media Conference this June, where we will be presenting our final field scan report!

Our Visit to Democracy Now!

Talking with Democracy Now!

Last month, G.A.P. went to visit Democracy Now! to watch their broadcast and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of independent news media! Journalist Amy Goodman and her guest Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights also sat down with us after to talk about their work and the importance of independent media.

G.A.P's First Artist Showcase

Prashant Bhargava Showcase

This week, G.A.P. youth and staff sat down with Prashant Bhargava for a screening of clips from two of his films, "Sangam" and "Patang," and a talk back about his artistic process.

 

Watch the trailer for "Patang" here.

 

Marcia & Pavina Win for "The Quest for Us!"

Quest for Us Award

Youth Breaking Borders participants, Marcia and Pavina, win the "Best Overall Film" award for "The Quest for Us" at the LaGuardia Community College International High School's 2014 Film Festival. Congratulations to them and the entire YBB program!

NYCoRE Workshop Recap!

NYCoRE Workshop Youth

This past weekend, G.A.P. youth took the NYCoRE (New York Coalition of Radical Educators) conference by storm with their workshop on oppression and liberation. Check out some of the responses from workshop participants and see more pictures of youth in action after the jump!

 

 

 

 

Come to Smarties!

Smarties Flyer

Smarties meets every other Friday and is a group that provides individual support to folks who need help navigating college applications, applying for financial aide, looking for scholarships, help with writing college essays, and much more. Smarties is also the place where you can get help with updating your resume and searching for jobs!

Please RSVP to Chrystian in order to schedule a time with Ebony, the awesome Smarties Educator.

212-594-9577
chrystian [at] global-action [dot] org