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Connected Learning Summit 2018
VOICEUP: CIVIC MEDIA CONNECTS MARGINALIZED YOUTH TO THEIR COMMUNITIES THOUGH DEVELOPMENT OF AGENCY
Presentation by Yonty Friesem at the Connected Learning Summit 2018, August 2, 2018 at MIT Media Lab
For marginalized groups that traditionally have been silenced, the opportunity to connect their personal interests with their home, school, and community provides a path to voice their career aspirations and enhance civic engagement. In this symposium, we will share four examples of how youth media activists apply the Connected Learning framework to explore participatory, playful, and creative development of agency. Mindy Faber and Virginia Lund will introduce Spy Hop, a youth development program in Salt Lake City, UT and Free Spirit Media in Chicago, IL. Susan X Jane will describe her work with juveniles in Boston. Yonty Friesem will share a youth media initiative to connect students from Rhode Island School for the deaf with other youth. All four case studies will showcase videos produced by young people. This interactive session will include backchanneling using #VoiceUp as participants provide feedback and contribute their comments on VideoAnt.
Participants are invited to use the UMN Video Ant to annotate Yonty Friesem's video on the Give Me Five RI initiative with the teens from the Rhode Island School for the Deaf.
Log in to the Video Ant to comment, ask questions and highlight features of the case study that you appreciate.
Annotate the Video Here: https://ant.umn.edu/phjphdluyz