Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Is Baltimore tipping off this generation’s Civil Rights Movement?

Each account of an unarmed man dying by the hands of police fuels anger and frustration, and in Baltimore, young people took to the streets to protest. Figures from Black history are awakened as resistance rises up against … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Walking the line: reporting on protests and police response

At a forum UC Berkeley’s Journalism School, journalists and law enforcement talked about the task of covering protests fairly. They compared the media reaction to violent versus nonviolent protests, like those after the decision not to … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

May Day rally sends solidarity, #MercedToBaltimore

Annual May Day demonstrations across the country tend to focus on different issues, depending on the communities that are marching. In Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, people rallied against immigration … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

City Slam – Injustice

In this episode of City Slam, Dani Tarver performs a powerful piece about the injustice young black men face growing up in America. It’s an addition to the Remix your life showcase, … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘One Justice’ brings free legal counsel to Kern County

Last week the California non-profit One Justice made its first stops in Kern County, to provide the underserved area with free legal services on issues like medical care, immigration, and … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Touched by loss, families lead fight against police violence

Mt. Vernon Street and Flower Street in East Bakersfield connect sites where four men were killed in recent years in fatal encounters with police. Family and other supporters of the … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Amor for Alex – #BrownLivesMatter

This month last year, 28 year-old Alex Nieto was shot and killed by police in a park near his home in Bernal Heights. Nieto worked as a security guard and had … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Self Help Graphics takes art to the streets

Self Help Graphics & Art is an Eastside institution, an organization formed at the height of the Chicano art movement with a mission to employ art as a tool for justice and … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Triggered: Objects mistaken for guns

Inspired by the tragic case of Tamir Rice’s case, Youth Radio’s media interactive illustrates the different circumstances and describes the outcomes around stories of unarmed citizens being killed by police. To explore Triggered: Objects … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Protests: How do young adults feel about a national movement?

Young adults in Richmond explained their feelings about the nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO., and if they believe anything will change. Does … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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