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The New Activists: Students in the Community

Watch this inspiring promo for Imaging America’s web series on The New Activists. 

“The New Activists: Students in the Community” is Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life’s web series featuring students bringing their knowledge to collaborations with community members to address important community-identified problems and opportunities. 

Click here to see the entire videos.

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Photographing your own community

Came across this article Voices of NY » » The ‘Destruction of a Community’ Thru Another Lens which features an interview with Ricky Flores, a Bronx photographer whose work is featured in the exhibition Seis del Sur at the Bronx Documentary Center. The article and great website for the exhibition highlight what it means to photograph your own community.

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Rockaways Teen Documents Life Post-Sandy

Rockaways Teen Documents Life Post-Sandy for School

See Images and Video by Brandon McClain ITHS CISCO Academy and edited by Jazmin Johnson ITHS Video Production Academy on Information Technology High School

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Creative Practice towards Civic Change

Just learned about this Canadian organization, Broken City Lab, via FB where a friend posted a link a great bibliography they have put together:

Looking forward to exploring more – esp the research blog and projects.

Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary creative research collective and non-profit organization working to explore and unfold curiosities around locality, infrastructures, and creative practice leading towards civic change.

They work in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and abroad.


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Rethinking Cinco de Mayo

Rethinking Cinco de Mayo by Sudie Hofmann from the Zinn Education Project 

Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated in the United States more than in Mexico. Celebrations in the state of Puebla (100 miles east of Mexico City) are common, but are fairly uncommon in the rest of the country. Many Puebla residents are conversant about the 1862 battle and how naval forces from Great Britain, Spain, and France traveled to Mexico to negotiate various financial debts. Spain and England settled their conflicts and left quickly but France decided to fight, believing they would be the easy victors and could establish a French colony in Mexico. Mexican soldiers, greatly outnumbered and poorly armed, prevailed. The battle is a source of pride for many Mexicans but not necessarily a major national holiday. READ ON


**Teaching A People’s History /Zinn Education Project is an incredible resource for teaching (and self-knowledge.)

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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.

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Notes on Community Engagement

Fragments of NOTES/THOUGHTS from the Imagining America conference, Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices, Seattle, WA, 9.23-9.25.10

You can be global while being local.

Nancy Cantor, Chancellor – Scholarship in Action @ Syracuse U
institutional responsibility and engagement
promoting scholarship and community simultaneously
Say YES to education program providing tuition to Syracuse city high school students

Caryn McTighe Musil – American Association of Colleges and Universities
Our {universities and colleges) welfare tied to community’s welfare
Civic learning spiral – braided elements with public action
 only 1% of community-based work is political according to the AAC studies.

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Visual Citizenship

Visual Citizenship: Belonging through the Lens of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Community Collaborations’ books and website will be included in an exhibition on Visual Citizenship that is part of the 2 day conference Visual Citizenship: Belonging through the Lens of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Institute of Public Knowledge, April 23-24. Other Photography and Imaging Alumni and Faculty will part of the exhibition and conference.

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Online projects of possible interest for your workshops

Radio Rookieshttp://www.wnyc.org/radiorookies/
Radio Rookies® is a New York Public Radio® initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world.
**Youth Media Resources

Learning to Love you More
Learning to Love You More is both a web site and series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.

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Spring 09 Community Collaborations begins

READINGS for next week
An Introduction to Community Art and Activism by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Director of Imagining America

Telling and Listening in Public: The Sustainability of Storytelling by Linda Frye Burnham, Co-Director of CAN

Community-Based Workshops from Soup to Nuts by Jan Cohen-Cruz and Lorie Novak Download file

Exercise chapter in Urban Ensemble: University/Community Collaborations in the Arts by Jan Cohen-Cruz and Lorie Novak download

A Participatory Photography Toolkit download

Websites for inspiration

Workshop Exercises contributed by Tisch Students to the Office of Community Connections

Artists in the Classroom: Ten Collaborative Projects (Center for Documentary Studies, 1998)

Storymapping Projects, interesting interface for presenting stories

CAN media arts links

in process list of participatory photography sites on photoandimaging.net/coco

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