SongStream Project brings lullabies back to City Heights families

The SongStream Project‘s mission is to explore social issues, forge relationships, and act as a catalyst for creativity within the community.  The team’s latest series, “The Landscape of Lullabies,” uses the universal lens of lullabies to explore themes of family, home, and values.  Organizers set up a mobile recording studio at the City Heights Farmers Market to […]

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Cultural food practices

Youth at AjA Project photographed their cultural food practices, illuminating the link between culture, access and education around healthy eating. Many youth from Southeast Asia described a plant-based diet that they have been able to easily continue in the United States through local community gardens and farmer’s markets. Many refugees arrive in the United States […]

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Why City Heights needs a skatepark

City Heights faces many problems, one of which is not enough places for youth to convene. Ten years ago, community members joined forces to build a skate park. Ten years later the struggle continues. Learn more on Speak City Heights. This video was produced by Phuc Nyugen of the Mid City Council, Arturo Martinez of […]

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Photomapping healthy and unhealthy foods

Crawford High School students photographed their City Heights neighborhood and created a photomap illustrating the options for healthy and non-healthy foods. Youth unanimously agreed that there are many places in City Heights to get healthy, cheap food. They considered themselves to be healthy, but felt that City Heights, as a whole, is unhealthy. Their visual narratives […]

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