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.
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.
Global Action Project is currently accepting applications from youth aged 14-21 for our 2014-2015 youth media programs! As a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer you will learn how to tell stories, share opinions, grow your leadership, discuss the power of media in society, and work with a group to make videos that will make an impact around issues that are important to you and your community. Our youth media programs run once a week from October 2014 to June 2015. The programs are FREE and you don’t need any media experience to join. Applications due October 10, 2014. Apply online here today!
Global Action Project Alumni and Media Educator Jesus Villalba grabbed some video equipment and traveled down to Ferguson to meet with local people in the community as well as take some footage to document some of the amazing grassroots organizing happening on the ground. What Jesus found was an inspiring group of youth organizers, Lost Voices, who started a protest encampment two blocks from the police shooting of Mike Brown and stayed out for several weeks.
Global Action Project is currently accepting applications for our summer New Media Activism program. This is an on-going project where youth will learn the basics of Web Application Design and Development, produce original artwork around their communities' experience with policing, facilitate workshops on using media for social change and build their knowledge of issues of surveillance, policing, privacy and technology!
This past Tuesday night, hundreds of Global Action Project's friends, family, community members, and supporters came together to celebrate the power of young people making media and art for justice for their communities. MC’s Sylver Gold and Hatim Muhamed took us through a night filled with poetry, song, dance, mixed media and 5 new youth-produced films. We left feeling connected in our struggles and inspired by our resilience and creativity. If you were in the audience, you engaged firsthand in the important conversations youth producers are creating with their media this year. Donate today to sustain this work!
GAP just came back from the 2014 Allied Media Conference in Detroit, where we presented our findings of our National Field Scan on youth and organizers’ use of creative media in their campaigns and leadership development programs. Check out a preview of some of our results after the jump and stay tuned for the the Field Scan Report Launch this Fall!
Media is more than just a place to share or get the latest news; it sets the stage for public conversation about the issues that impact our lives. Media framing of policy debates and cultural discourse too often exclude the participation of young people, people of color, immigrants, low-income people and of LGBTQ people. What becomes possible when these communities take media production into their own hands?
Congratulations to the incredible youth organizers who completed our Community Media in Action (CMIA) training last Saturday, May 17th! This year's CMIA training was a series of five half day media workshops facilitated by youth leaders and staff from Global Action Project. Youth members from seven local organizing groups across New York City came together to participate in the training, including Adelante Alliance, DRUM, Girls for Gender Equity, Make the Road, New York State Youth Leadership Council, Streetwise and Safe, and UPROSE.
G.A.P. staff went to Pittsburgh this January to team up with SOUL (School of Unity and Liberation) and Line Break Media to support youth organizers in creating a collaborative video to build visibility for Pittsburgh's emerging education justice movement. Check out their awesome video and see some pictures of the training below!
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!