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 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.
Global Action Project is currently accepting applications from youth aged 14-21 for our 2015-2016 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 great group of other young people 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 November 2015 to June 2016. The programs are FREE and you don’t need any media experience to join. Travel costs and snacks are provided. Internship credit is also possible through your school. Applications are due November 6, and you can check out one of our open houses on October 28 & 29th!
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!