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Saturday, June 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fighting Islamophobia and Anti-blackness Through Youth Media

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Using the film Keep Ya Head Up, Global Action Project’s youth producers will engage participants in exploring root causes for oppressive school policies and practices and then brainstorm solutions that empowers educators and young people to fight back together. We will offer an intersectional perspective from immigrant youth of color on the ways in which they experience Islamophobia and Anti-blackness racism in and out of schools.


Jose Benitez

Global Action Project
Jose is a Community Media in Action Fellow with Global Action Project. He is also a youth organizer with Immigration Movement International in Corona, Queens, NYC, and an artist working with Mobile Print Power, a grassroots arts collective using mobile silkscreening to open up di... Read More →

Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley

Global Action Project
Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley Is the Executive Director of Global Action Project. He is an experienced social justice leader, with over two decades of experience working with community and cultural organizing groups. Jesse is a co-founder and former Executive Director of FIERCE, a community... Read More →

Mahira Raihan

Desis Rising Up and Moving
Mahira is the coordinator of Moving Art, the youth arts and organizing program of Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM). She is also an alum of Global Action Project’s Youth Breaking Borders and Community Media in Action programs.

Saturday June 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 118
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