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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Am I suspicious?

A NEWMecca Movement Production, shot by John "JayDex" Ledbetter. A video depicting Howard University men standing against racial profiling and the killing of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. More information on the efforts of the Howard Community to raise awareness can be found at

Monday, March 26, 2012

Teaching Difficult Subject Matter

Student Voices database on international democracy issues.When tragedies happen killing of Trayvon Martin, one way to deal with the pain is to use it as a teachable moment. Here are some resources I have collected that tackle difficult issues head on or present alternative narratives. I am always looking for more.

Civic Voices: An International Democracy Memory Bank Project
Be sure to see Student Voices database on international democracy issues.

Teaching about Trayvon Martin (see previous post)
Be sure to take a look at the KLW chart

Question Bridge Educator Portal

Spark a Movement  a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media.

LAMPlatoon is a program which allows you to put that offending commercial on notice by exposing the underlying stereotypes and talking back to the insulting messages. Putting Ads on Notice.
[Learn About Multimedia Project]
They have a great how to guide

Speaking of great how to guides:
The Yes Lab Knowledgebase with a few pointers on how to carry out projects

Center for Artistic Activism

Thousand Kites A national dialogue project addressing the criminal justice system.
Calls from Home is a radio show project of A Thousand Kites that brings the voices of families to the airwaves as they send greetings directly to their incarcerated loved ones.

The Appalshop Channel

Positive Exposures on genetic differences

Social Art Practices Blog
Imaging America Blog
Laundromat Project
StoryCorps DIY interview instructions
PBS Educators
Art of Regional Change

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Teaching about Trayvon Martin

Shoulders of the Ancestors: "When an incident as controversial as the shooting of Trayvon Martin grips the nation the classroom can be an excellent forum for a civil examination and civil discussions of the incident. Teaching about current controversial topics like the Trayvon Martin case engages young people and helps them better understand foundational elements of our democracy such as "rule of law" and "due process". Indeed engaging young people in such teachable moments is the reason many of us became educators.

The resources below are useful for educators, parents, and individuals who desire to be better informed about the issues surrounding the Trayvon Martin case." more

* A good time to visit Question Bridge project, transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this "demographic" bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

a great book list

Linda Burnham of Community Arts Network just put together this great book list at Powell's books. The books pertain to art and its place in community. It includes books about community-based art in all media, socially engaged art, art in public places, art and public policy and art in education, healthcare, civic dialogue, community development, corrections, cultural democracy, environment and spirituality...and topics of interest to people who make community-based art.

Monday, March 5, 2012

NYC Salt

Just found out about the NYC Salt program - inspired.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The 2012 Community Collaboration / Future Imagemakers Workshops have started.

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