These workshops are about cracking open the plethora of opportunities for self-expression available online and offline while expanding expectations for all people to be present in our media. Our (social) media can only reach it's full potential if all people hold a stake in the development and distribution.
So far we held over a dozen workshops serving 100+ new media makers including workshops at W.O.M.E.N. at The Point CDC, Project SOL at Grand Street Settlement, Double Discovery Center at Columbia University, The Center, Bay Eden Senior Center, JASA Club 76, Bay Ridge Senior Center, & others!
SOCIAL MEDIA SENIORS: A unique curriculum for media creators 65+! In partnership with Jewish Association Serving the Aging, we held interactive technology workshops at senior centers in their network. Our work took us from centers in the the Bronx, to the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn, to the Upper East Side. Depending on each center's resources the sessions range from groups huddled around computers to individuals using tablets and smartphones using mobile app.
SCREEN PRINTING & MEDIA MAKING AT W.O.M.E.N. In collaboration with FORCE : upsetting the culture of rape, and WOMEN: a unique group that combines sex education with the arts, we brainstormed national interventions and screen printed signs for wheat-pasting and a short film by creator Shae Mermis.
TEDxMidAtlantic New Media Makers Session: In November 2013 I was asked to curate a session on New Media Makers. After a month of speaker workshops three spectacular talks were formed. Talks included: Misra Walker on Building a Community of Artist Activists, Bayeté Ross Smith on Questionbridge, and Alexis Casson on The Peculiar Kind.
WRITING AND FILM WORKSHOP AT DOUBLE DISCOVERY CENTER @ COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Emeka Ekwelum invited me to speak with a group of 16 and 17 year olds at DDC after the Zimmerman verdict. Together with filmmaker Damani Baker we helped them craft powerful media to post online.
GOOGLE HANGOUTS WITH SOUTH END TECHNOLOGY CENTER. Creator Dr. Susan Klimczak invited us to hang out with her summer students at SETC and facilitate a discussion and media creation session with a focus on race & the city of Boston.