Go to bit.ly/OutsideSW to donate! We’re getting there! Donate today! 61 hours left! It’s not over till it’s ovah! @nyasia412 @erikpaulhoward #insidesw #insidehonolulu #YN
“No justice. No peace.” May Day in Southwest Detroit #labor #immigrationreform #solidarity #mayday #insidesw (at Clark Park)
May Day in Southwest Detroit #labor #solidarity #insidesw #whatdowewant #justice #freedom #immigrationreform (at Clark Park)
Young Nation has been asked to travel to Hawaii this summer to talk about our neighborhood and work. Our goal is driven by youth, adult allies, art, love and community. We have collaborated with many organizations in Detroit and wish to share the work we do with everyone! Providing a safe and inspiring place for neighborhood youth to come and create art at TAP (The Alley Project) Gallery is just a fraction of our work.
Outside Southwest Detroit is an initiative of Young Nation that promotes opportunities for interaction, learning, and collaboration between people and places inside Southwest Detroit and people and places of other communities. These networks work toward the development of mutually inspirational relationships, creative asset-based problem solving, and community-driven narratives. Our documentation and presentations of these processes supports this mission.This summer ‘Microfest USA: Honolulu National Summit and Learning Exchange’ presents us with an opportunity in this spirit.
Last Fall The Alley Project hosted a Microfest USA event during their Detroit conference that brought people from all over the country and beyond to our space in Southwest Detroit. Our young leaders hosted and were able to connect, share, learn and build relationships with participants and their respective communities. Microfest: Honolulu presents the chance to capitalize on these experiences and go deeper in the learning and connecting established last year here in our home community.
In Hawaii, as in Detroit, the conference will explore success stories, challenges, inspiration, and questions about art-based community development utilizing local communities as a backdrop and case study to frame the question “How does art impact your community?”.
Young Nation will be sending young leaders Nyasia Valdez and Gabriela Santiago-Romero to this year’s Microfest. While there they will participate in the workshops, network, share about our community, work, and document their experiences through their individual areas of expertise: social media and photography.
Through this campaign we are raising funds to support their journey.
To donate online: http://igg.me/p/372914/x/2827134
Free writing in #RealMedia what is Detroit? What are the messages you want to create? What do you want to change? #bethechange #changedetroit #growdetroit #growouryouth #engage #startaconversation (at Cesar Chavez Academy Middle School)