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I Need to be Heard! Youth Media at the Arab American Family Support Center
Muhammed Korany, Daryl Meador, Colin DeMatteis
The New School for Public Engagement, Milano GPIA; New School for Public Engagement, School of Media Studies (Graduate); New School for Public Engagement, School of Media Studies (Graduate)

I Need to be Heard! is an ongoing participatory media project that seeks to empower and embolden newly immigrated youth, primarily from Yemen, in partnership with the Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC) in Brooklyn.

“I Need to be Heard!” is an ongoing participatory media project seeking to empower and embolden newly immigrated youth, primarily from Yemen, through a curriculum designed to enable students to develop their own voice, become critical media thinkers, and advocate for themselves and their community. Created in partnership with the Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC) in Brooklyn, “I Need to be Heard!” consists of semiweekly workshops within the youth program at AAFSC, in which New School students and AAFSC staff work together to use multiplatform media making to help youth explore personal topics such as identity conflicts, gender issues, and inter/intra community politics. We strive to engage them in a reflective process of expressing and sharing with the hope that students will graduate the program and continue as teaching artists and creative advocates for themselves and their community.

 

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