In partnership with The Point CDC, serving the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx, G.A.P. ran a six-week a media arts intensive for 20 youth leaders (July – August). Participants created a docu-narrative "Fit the Profile" on the impact of Stop and Frisk policing on young people of color in the Bronx and throughout NYC. The piece was screened as part of a community festival at The Point to family, friends and community residents and will continue to be used as part of the A.C.T.I.O.N. group's campaign to educate their peers about police harassment and how they can get involved in the campaign.
Media in Action
Media in Action is G.A.P.’s training for youth organizers who want to incorporate media into their campaign work. We do this over the course of a free, three-day training here in New York with youth organizers from all across the country working on a common cause. In the Summer of 2011 our institute will address educational justice. Media in Action trainings incorporate small-scale, hands-on production activities that include storytelling and interviewing techniques, aesthetic composition, creative camera work and editing; analytical activities that place past and current popular-media efforts within a framework of global media history, power, ownership, and movement-building; and strategy sessions to link media to social justice work. Organizers leave Media in Action trainings with:
- new skills to develop communication tools with compelling stories and convincing messages.
- a creative and fun avenue for young people to contribute to organizing efforts.
- ongoing curriculum resources and technical assistance.