As ICE (Immigrant Customs Enforcement) has drastically increased their quotas for arresting undocumented immigrants, this video traces the lives of young people targeted by this system and asks us to consider the power of sharing our stories.
Urban Voices in Practice
G.A.P.'s core program is called Urban Voices. It consists of several distinctive after-school projects that combine best practices in youth development with media-arts training and social justice values. Urban Voices offers youth trainings in media analysis and production, leadership and self-expression, as well as access to public forums and venues, and meaningful connections to communities working for change. The goals of Urban Voices are to:
- provide youth with tools, skills and venues to express themselves;
- involve them in engaging, educational activities; and
- promote artistic and leadership development in support of community change.
Other core program elements include:
Producing Media. Youth collaboratively produce original media about issues they care about. They work as a team to identify and research the issues, determine what style and genre best suits their message, and develop the creative technical skills they need to make a video.
Outreach. Youth host screenings, lead discussions about their work, and use their media to educate, inspire, and galvanize communities around challenges AND solutions in classrooms, community meetings, and at conferences and film festivals around the world.
Lifelong Learning and Critical Literacy. Youth decode the media landscape and respond with powerful messages of their own.
Apply to Global Action Project's Urban Voices Program
Learn how to make videos about issues you care about. Urban Voices programs include Community Media in Action, SupaFriends, Youth Breaking Borders, and Urban Voices. Apply for Global Action Project's programs today! For more information download our flier and contact Chrystian at chrystian [at] global-action [dot] org or 212.594.9577.