THE ADVOCATE: Pose's Indya Moore: Next Month We Can Fix Society
THE GUARDIAN: Our Tomorrows: Teenagers Around the World Share Their Fears and Dreams
I think the construction of terms like Left and Right polarize equality as a type of binary, not a common essential goal but just another opinion or "side." It keeps people from being able to grow, because we are being forced to choose a side — kind of like gender variant or trans people are forced to subscribe to a binary. Binaries definitely keep us from progressing. Imagine if we didn't have political parties and just had people who worked together to improve the life quality of everyone.
"It's also just straight-up weird for people to not want other people to have better living wages and life qualities. I think that speaks to why so many people suffer — because people want them to, not because there is nothing to do about it."
Whose Movement Our Movement? Reframing Stories to Center Our People
Young people talk about how it feels to grow up in 2018, from dealing with racism in New York and fighting for LGBT rights in Jakarta to facing exam pressures in the Kenyan Rift Valley and the importance of giving back to society in Delhi
THE ISSUE: Echoes of Iemanja: An Interview with filmmaker Yara Barbusa
GAP is working with the national Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) to help them reframe and shape stories of a growing movement with a national presence. The PPC aims to engage masses of people and increase awareness of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation.
Exploring Political and Cultural History, and Possibilities: Global Action Project at Netroots Nation
Yara Barbosa grew up in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and she’s now a Youth Leader and Producer at the Global Action Project in New York City, NY. Editor-in-Chief, Myah Overstreet interviewed her about her film “Echoes of Iemanja”, which is about how even a stranger can change one’s destiny.
INDYPENDENT- Exploring New Horizons In Sci Fi and Fantasy
In the year 2017, seeds of revolution, rooted in the spirit of movement leaders like Martin Luther King and Dolores Huerta, are being harvested by the digital and net-based present day movements of black, brown, and TLGBQ lives in America.
HUFF POST- 10 Transfilmmakers You Should Know
Author and activist Kazembe Balagun reviews GAP 2017 films Echoes of Iemanja and The C.O.R.E. for the NY based newspaper the Indypendent. Speaks to the power of science fiction and urban legend narratives as cutting edge in youth films.
Our Webinar on Youth Media Organizing and Redefining Sanctuary
Our very own media educator Giselle Bleuz was selected by Huff Post recently as one of the top 10 Trans filmmakers you should know! Go Giselle!
GAP in the news
GAP in the news
GAP and the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, held an interactive webinar with youth and community organizers, allies and funders to lift up impactful community-based transformative media organizing, in relation to campaigns that expand the narrative framework around "sanctuary" and build local community defense infrastructure. We shared findings and recommendations from Global Action Project’s report, Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media and Youth Organizing in the United States, on ways that organizers, with support from funders and allies, could increase the scale and impact of transformative media organizing. We discussed innovative media approaches with leaders from Mijente, Black Youth Project 100 and the Hate Free Zone.