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Saturday, June 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Remixing Archival Videos

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How can youth learn to harness the power of media to challenge conventional narratives about history, community, and public policy? We will learn about Chicago Slices, a project which trained youth in using freely accessible tools to produce videos and introduced media literacy concepts through the use of archival footage. We will share how the project began, what resources were developed for teachers and youth, and hear from youth participants.

Presenters
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Sara Chapman

Executive Director, Media Burn
Sara Chapman is the executive director of the Media Burn Archive, a nonprofit which collects, restores and distributes documentary video created by artists, activists and community groups. She manages the preservation of the collection, oversees staff and interns, implements fund... Read More →
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Todd Diederich

Todd Diederich is a multimedia artist whose work has been featured in prominent media such as Vice Magazine and MTV. Todd has taught at Yollocalli for over 4 years.
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Gianna Lightfoot

Yollocalli Arts Reach
Gianna Lightfoot, 17 year old media maker and Yollocalli Youth Council member. Gianna has made murals, multimedia videos, zines and music since she was able to hold a crayon. Gianna was a part of the youth media makers cohort which helped develop resources on how to use archival... Read More →
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Jaime Lopez

Yollocalli Arts Reach
Jaime Lopez, 18 year old aspiring film maker and photographer. Jaime was a part of the youth media makers cohort which helped develop resources on how to use archival media creatively in after school programs. Jaime help direct and edit a Pop Up Youth Radio tutorial video for Yol... Read More →
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Vanessa Sanchez

Director - Yollocalli Arts Reach, Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art
Vanessa Sanchez received her BFA in Painting at University of IL at Chicago and currently is the Director of Yollocalli Arts Reach. Since 2001, she has dedicated her career to designing innovative, creative, and free art and media programs for teens and young adults in collaborat... Read More →
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Paula Santos

National Museum of Mexican Art
Paula Santos is a multidisciplinary educator who has focused on creating and advocating for meaningful, equitable museum programming for family and adult audiences during her 10 years in the field. She’s currently Teacher & Student Programs Coordinator at the National Museum of... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Student Center: Room 384