Youth Breaking Borders

Youth Breaking Borders (YBB) is our intensive popular education and leadership program for new immigrant and refugee youth. In YBB, immigrant youth produce critical media that aims to challenge dominant oppressive narratives about immigrants. The films have been used as educational tools to challenge islamophobia, anti-blackness and to uplift the particular struggles of young immigrants of mixed status. 

YBB’s most recent production, Amaliha, centers around the story of two friends, Amaliha and Lucy, who are facing challenges with bullying in school. Amaliha feels conflicted about her mother’s employment as a domestic worker, and Lucy is struggling with being taunted for being hearing impaired. The friends provide a space for each other to grow in strength and realize a resilience they held all along.

Please contact us at media@global-action.org to set up a screening of Youth Breaking Borders' films.