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.
On Tuesday night, over 200 of Global Action Project's closest friends, family, community partners, and supporters came together to celebrate the power of young people making high-impact social justice media. Our amazing Co-MC’s for the night, Giselle Bleuz and Rene Gonzalez, took us on a journey filled with song, dance, and interactive multimedia as we premiered four new youth-produced films including collaborations with Streetwise & Safe and DRUM. This years films interrogated urgent issues such as police violence, surveillance of Muslim communities, the criminalization of LGBTQ youth and the importance of creating alternatives to punitive school suspension policies… and did we mention SupaFriends’ brilliant remake of Mean Girls?
We hope YOU will join us in supporting this years youth producers and consider becoming a co-producer of our media by making a donation today to help us reach our $10,000 Spring Appeal fundraising goal!
G.A.P’s End of Year Screening is coming up on Tuesday, June 30th! Join us for the premiere of this year's youth produced films! We can't wait to celebrate with you! Click for more to find the link to reserve your tickets!
On April 23rd, over 100 of G.A.P.'s closest friends (alumni, former staff and board, donors and host committee members) gathered for a powerful evening of story telling and community building. We were also able to raise $10,000 to sustain our award-winning youth media programming while introducing our work to a broad new group of supporters. We are so appreciative to everyone who helped make the night a big success and we look forward to celebrating next year when we mark our 25-year anniversary!
Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival!!, March 17- 21, 2015
We'll be in Boston for the screening of Youth Breaking Border's film V. The Great Performer at the longest running national youth curated film festival. Find a screening here!
NYCORE Conference, March 21, 2015
G.A.P. will be joining educators and students from across the city for a day of workshops to share practices and strategies for educational justice. Come to our table and discuss how to use G.A.P.'s youth produced films to engage your classroom or school in conversations about justice for immigrant youth, LGBTQ youth, and youth of color. Register here!
Monthly Salon "SHARE!" at the Door, March 23, 2015
G.A.P. media will be featured at The Door and University Settlement monthly SHARE event on March 23rd at 6pm. This platform is meant to equalize the playing field by encouraging professional artist to present alongside our emerging young artists in the spirit of sharing and co-creation. Experience the power we gain from exchanging our talents and creative insights!
AYA Mic Up Against Police Brutality, March 28, 2015
Youth producers from G.A.P. will be screening their film about their experiences with street harassment as undocumented youth artists at CAAAV:AYA's #MicUP Against Police Brutality. #MicUP is an event for high-school-aged youth to share their experiences encountering police violence through the performing arts. If you are a young person who wants to perform sign up here.
Global Action Project, a youth media arts organization with a social justice mission, is currently looking for computers and camera equipment for our programs and trainings. If you or your organization is upgrading and wants to sell your equipment or make a tax-deductible donation to a great cause, we'd love your old equipment. Your equipment will be an invaluable resource for hundreds of LGBTQ youth, immigrant youth and youth of color throughout NYC who are using media at G.A.P. to share their stories and organize for justice in their communities. Thank you so much for thinking of us!
Your gift will directly support the powerful media produced by G.A.P. youth this coming year and it will help us reach our winter fundraising goal of $10,000 by January 9th, 2015. Please make your tax-deductible donation today!
On Saturday, October 25th, three G.A.P. alumni, Adriel, Steph, and Yara, along with Co-Director Teresa Basilio, participated in the University of Orange'sYouth Urbanism Summit screening of youth made media from across the country on the themes: cities in crisis and the impact on youth, youth action and our future city.