This video questions why people leave school or fail to graduate. Rather than focusing on the more commonly held idea of "drop outs," the video examines the trends of push-outs, and the many ways that young people feel discouraged by the educational system. Interviewing educational researchers, students, and each other, we try to present the stories behind the statistics.
You Are Not Alone
Created by youth members of New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC), DRUM South Asian Organizing Center, UPROSE and Adelante Alliance in our 5 day youth facilitated Community Media in Action training, "You Are Not Alone" shows how undocumented communities can respond to sexual violence.
Producer Janet Perez of NYSLC says,
"In this video, we wanted to showcase the grueling, and sometimes burdensome, mix of emotions that undocumented immigrant women go through. Not only do they have to think about the abuse that just took place, but also how their immigration status can play a role in deciphering how help will look like. They can easily be threatened by deportation to stay quiet and keep low. In creating this video, we wanted our message to be: you are not alone. Regardless of status, you CAN get help."
New York Resources:
Urban Justice Center: http://www.urbanjustice.org/ujc/projects/domestic.html
Anti-Violence Project: www.avp.org/
Safe Horizon: http://www.safehorizon.org/
New York Asian Women's Center: http://www.nyawc.org/