Because we will be focusing on youth media this week, I decided to do a little bit of research on various organizations that support media arts and the youth community. One interesting organization that I came across is called the Gandhi Brigade Youth Media which is an after school program that empowers youth to use multimedia to promote community building and multicultural understanding. Through this program students learn how to create effective media messages and turn them into projects that foster dialogue and understanding. This program hosts various events such as an annual music festival and also have a documentary on Juvenile Justice which would be interesting to watch after learning about our prison system during week 2.

http://www.gandhibrigade.org/about

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  1. carlywinant says:

    I think it’s great that this project is targeted at young people creating media because I feel like a lot of that time young people are discouraged from getting involved in the arts because it’s not serious enough/profitable enough/won’t result in a real job or make a real difference etc. But projects like this show that media and the arts can be such powerful tools in things like self expression and activism. There really shouldn’t be any stigma behind this anymore because you can definitely still make a difference and be taken seriously while dedicating yourself to the arts.

  2. krystalyiranli says:

    This is amazing. I am so glad to know they focus on the multicultural development within the youth community. Apparently, youth serves as a important group in the society and their voices and knowledges are crucial to our society and overall culture. The multicultural program definitely helps these kids and teenagers to have a better awareness and understanding of cultural diversity.

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