A 14 min youth-produced short film that calls for restorative justice as an alternative method to the unjust zero tolerance policies and over-policing that students face in New York City public schools.
Produced by the youth organizers of YMPJ's PEERS campaign between October 2009 and March 2010 through GAP's Community Media in Action Program.
Many of the statistics used in the film are from the Safety With Dignity by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which you can find here: nyclu.org/content/safety-with-dignity-alternatives-over-policing-of-schools-2009
For more information about the PEERS campaign to bring restorative justice to NYC public schools, please get in touch with YMPJ: ympj.org
Meet GAP's New Board Member Elz Cuya!
We are so delighted to have Elz Cuya join the Global Action Project community.
Elz Cuya is the new Director of Communications at Harlem RBI and DREAM Charter School. Harlem RBI uses the power of baseball and teams to inspire East Harlem youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Elz has worked in the non-profit sector since 2003, holding development and marketing positions at Youth Speaks, Hip-Hop Theater Festival and Women's Project. In addition to serving on the board of Global Action Project, she is also a board member of The Translation Project, a literary organization celebrating the Iranian diaspora. She currently studies documentary filmmaking at Maysles Institute and loves going to the theater. Born to immigrant Filipino parents, Elz earned her BA in Mass Communications at University of California, Berkeley. Prior to working in the non-profit world, she spent a decade in the broadcasting industry (KNBR Sports, KCBS News). She is the founder of Poetry Mission, a poetry performance series still thriving in San Francisco, California, for which she was named one of the Bay Area's Hot 20 Under 40 by 7 x 7 Magazine. Elz is passionate about social justice and young people, which makes Global Action Project a natural and inspiring place for her to be!
If you would like to contribute to her birthday campaign supporting Global Action Project, click here.
Welcome to GAP Elz!