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GAP Youth Video Activists Need New Cameras!

G.A.P. is excited to be a part of the HIVE Fundraising Challenge and is looking to raise $5,000 so that we can upgrade our video production equipment! These new cameras will be a powerful resource for hundreds of LGBTQ youth, Immigrant youth and youth of color organizers throughout NYC who are using media in their organizing for justice.

We are looking for you G.A.P. Alumni!

Calling all Global Action Project Alumni, we've missed you so we're in the process of trying to find you! We've launched a survey that will help us stay in touch so we can throw parties, network, and fundraise more effectively. Please fill out as accurately as possible and forward to other former GAPers who you are still in contact with. We need your help to reach as many alumni as possible!

Become a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer!

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 or until programs are full. Apply online here today!

G.A.P. Screening and Reportback from Ferguson

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.

Apply now to be in our Summer New Media Activism Program!

Hatim introduces Media History Timline at the End of Year Screening

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!

G.A.P.'s 2014 End of Year Screening

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!

G.A.P. at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit!

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!

"Likes," Camera, Action: Donate to G.A.P's Spring Appeal!

Donate to G.A.P.'s Spring Appeal!

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 2014 Community Media in Action Participants!

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. Goes to Pittsburgh! Youth Organizers Launch Educational Justice Video!

Filming Youth

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!