Educational Justice

Breaking the Pipeline

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.

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.


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.

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.

Dreams Without Documents

“Dreams Without Documents” is a story about two best friends, Ana and Toni. Ana is a young woman living in New York City determined to reach her aspirations of enrolling into college. As she dives head first into the application process, Ana discovers there are many barriers for undocumented teens that prevent her from accessing the same opportunities that her friends have. Toni is a young man struggling to find the best way to support his friend, often times learning that his decisions are beginning to build tension in their relationship.

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!