In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Off/Page Project, check out director José Vadi in conversation with Julia B. Chan from The Center for Investigative Reporting about the project’s successes this past year, including a 30-minute original documentary, 20 town halls at the Brave New Voices poetry festival (the global youth poetry event and competition produced annually by Youth Speaks), five online videos, three short films and a one-act play.
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Congratulations to the Off/Page Project and their one-year anniversary!
Check out footage from their Town Halls powered by Future Corps from #BNV14 below:
"I ended up getting an A- in the class, and I freaked out. It’s very painful for me to have an A- in a class I worked so hard at. I needed a 92.5, I was at a 91.6, and I imploded on myself. In the first month of summer I didn’t want to talk to anyone after I got my grades. My mother did not speak to me for three weeks. It was very painful.”
The deadline to raise your voice for the Raise Up Project is THIS MONDAY, JUNE 30th! Enter here TODAY for a chance to be eligible to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and win a $5,000 educational scholarship!
Day 9 of #30for30BNV! Today’s prompt: “Where does our silence live?”
This is inspired by the animated short “The Box.” Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael “Izzy” Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail. This story is based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and was created using real audio from an interview with Nazario. It features music from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def Official, and is part of a larger investigation on juveniles in solitary confinement.
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This is inspired by a new initiative called the Raise Up Project, launching TODAY! The project is an online spoken word and hip hop contest that analyzes the complexity of America’s high school dropout crisis.