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!
G.A.P. staff attended the Digital Media and Learning Conference (DML) this month, where we displayed some of the findings of our National Field Scan through an interactive workshop. Read on for photos and details -- and stay tuned for our appearance in Detroit at the Allied Media Conference this June, where we will be presenting our final field scan report!
Last month, G.A.P. went to visit Democracy Now! to watch their broadcast and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of independent news media! Journalist Amy Goodman and her guest Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights also sat down with us after to talk about their work and the importance of independent media.
Youth Breaking Borders participants, Marcia and Pavina, win the "Best Overall Film" award for "The Quest for Us" at the LaGuardia Community College International High School's 2014 Film Festival. Congratulations to them and the entire YBB program!
This past weekend, G.A.P. youth took the NYCoRE (New York Coalition of Radical Educators) conference by storm with their workshop on oppression and liberation. Check out some of the responses from workshop participants and see more pictures of youth in action after the jump!
Made in collaboration with youth leaders from Community Voices Heard, DRUM, FUREE, GOLES, RAISE and Ugnayan, this short film explores the perspectives of four young women around the intersections of Islamophobia, anti- Black and anti- Asian racism, policing, and immigrant detention.