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The Shade is Real: An Oversimplified Story

Written, directed and produced by LGBTQ youth, this SupaFriends film tells their story of working to overcome internalized and interpersonal transphobia, homophobia and racism as they find ways to unite for social change through a remake of Mean Girls meets 8 Mile.

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Keep Ya Head Up

Following the stories of two youth, this film addresses the impact of policing and surveillance, specifically on young immigrant and black communities in New York City. Youth producers are hoping to use the film to raise awareness among high school students about how they can fight back against Islamophobia and racism in their schools, on the streets and in NYC policy.

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#Suspended4WHAT

Youth from DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving partnered with Global Action Project to interview South Asian & Indo-Caribbean Students in Queens about their experiences with punitive Zero-Tolerance school discipline policies and bullying, as part of the Dignity in Schools campaign. In the interview featured in this clip, DRUM members Justin and Sarah share their story.

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Youth Leaders For Educational Justice in Pittsburgh!

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 the video they created and see some pictures of the training below!

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We Know Our Rights

Created by members of Girls for Gender Equity, Streetwise and Safe and Make the Road in Global Action Project's 5 day Community Media in Action training, "We Know Our Rights" is about students standing up for their rights against discipline policies that criminalize students and push youth of color out of school and into prisons.

G.A.P. Goes to Pittsburgh! Youth Organizers Launch Educational Justice Video!

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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!

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Nou Pase Ase/Enough is Enough

Youth organizers from Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project explore the challenges faced by recent immigrant Haitian parents and students in New York City public schools.

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Cover Up

What if you woke up one morning and found that glitter had spread across your face? What if you had to hide it? What if you were afraid? What if the LaLas ruled the world? What if the LaLas saw you? GLITTER IS NOT A CRIME! WHATCHAMACHALLITS DEMAND JUSTICE NOW!

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Aliens vs. Predators

Each year 60,000 undocumented immigrants graduate from high schools across the United States. With recruiters falling short of their targets and casualties mounting in Iraq and Afghanistan, these young people are increasingly being targeted by military recruiters. Aliens Vs Predators is an uncompromising call for justice from a diverse group of young immigrants in New York City.

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