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
Become a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer!
Global Action Project is currently accepting applications from youth aged 14-21 for our 2014-2015 youth media programs! As a G.A.P. Youth Video Producer you will learn how to tell stories, share opinions, grow your leadership, discuss the power of media in society, and work with a group to make videos that will make an impact around issues that are important to you and your community. Our youth media programs run once a week from October 2014 to June 2015. The programs are FREE and you don’t need any media experience to join. Travel costs and snacks are provided. Internship credit is possible through your school. Applications due October 10, 2014 or until programs are full. To Join: Apply online here today! Attend an Open House!
Programs and Open House Dates:
Youth Breaking Borders- For immigrant and/or refugee youth to discuss issues that impact you and create movies for immigrant justice! Meets on Wednesdays, from the end of October to June, 4-7pm
**Open House Wednesday, October 15, from 4-7pm
SupaFriends- For youth who identify as LGBTQ to discuss issues that impact you and create movies for LGBTQ justice! Meets once a week, from the end of October to June, 4-7pm
**Open House Thursday, October 16, from 4-7pm