The themes of empowerment, community activism and making sure your voice is heard--combined with the power of youth can be an awesome thing! Watch as we talk to youth in Minneapolis who are taking a stand to seek and create change in their communities.
Recently in 5. Community media project [our final projects] Category
This video is all about race and what it means through a child's eyes. She's my eight year old sister, so I want to thank her for being a part of this project.
Coming from the heart of the Twin Cities... Vocalist, MC, and Artist Maria Isa has been making waves in the Twin Cities and Puerto Rico.
Recently, we caught up with Maria to see what she's been up to. She gave us her take on the recent presidential election and the role of women and persons of color in politics. She also spoke about her role in society as an artist, the impact of music, and some the work she's doing in the community.
Maria Isa in her own words...
Check it out!
(Click here to watch the video.)
or go the the following link: http://blip.tv/file/1567748
What brings people together more than food? I have been taught many lessons through the art of creating beautiful dishes, eating with my close communities and tying the importance of the practice of culture through food. Food is what often introduces people who are unfamiliar with your background to your culture. Even if I am not a parent yet, I strongly advocate teaching children their culture through food. Even just eating together and talking with the family is what opens up the discussions on culture, politics, family values and love that many families struggle to find.
As I reflect on this course, its funny now that I realize my first blog on my top ten favorite was done on, of course, FOOD. So funny...
Here's my dig story for the final project. Sorry it's late. But a quick idea on what it's about:
The main idea of this story is told through one person's point of view, and it deals with the pressures of self identity, which I think everyone of us faces. But I focused mine on being Hmong and living in two worlds. It has the idea of being unsure of what it means to be a young Hmong person living in two worlds, and the issue of wanting to embrace our past and history or cutting it from ourselves. I think this issue is very important to address and towards the end, I hoped to open the question up to Hmong youths out there.
This is a exploration into Student Activism in Black communities, students talk about how prevalent it is, and why its a necessity...check it out, you might just like it, it might even make you want to get active. If you notice yourself wanting to stand up and get out of your chair, don't say I didn't warn you...
My final video project is about the Saturday homework help program at the Minneapolis Central Library. I have been a tutor at Central this past semester. This video is highlighting some of the people who attend and the importance and impact education has.
This basically became a promotional video for the organization due to time and resource constraints. Enjoy
My first plan didn't quite workout so i resorted to plan B and here it is.
Hey everybody, here's my final project. It combines footage of Obama's victory speech with both Walt and August Nimtz reflecting on what this election means.
This is a brief story on my grandfather and some of his greatest/coolest accomplishments that he's completed in the past 90 years of his life. Sorry I can't get an embedded image and everything, I've been trying to upload this since last night and all I've been able to do is get a link. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this!
My final project is the community non-commercial radio station KMOJ, which is located in Minneapolis. This past September, the FCC awarded KMOJ a 400 watt increase. KMOJ was started in 1976 by the Center for Communication and Development, and started as a 10 megawatt station. The increase also increases its coverage, and I what I wanted to learn from the staff and personalities of KMOJ, was what it meant for the station, the community it serves and also the future for KMOJ.