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July 21st, 2008


wolfknuckles
12:38 pm - Rad Job Posting - Media Educator for Global Action Project, NYC!
(i'm assuming that this doesn't violate the rules of this community)

Global Action Project, Inc. (G.A.P.), an award-winning youth media arts organization based in New York City, seeks full-time media educator to join our staff. Committed to social justice, G.A.P. works with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change. G.A.P.’s programs combine a dynamic mix of media production, social justice, youth leadership and popular education.

Job Description: G.A.P. is looking for a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic media educator to run our Urban Voices programs, which are after-school for youth ages 13-21. Program responsibilities include curriculum development, workshop planning and preparation, co-facilitation of programs using our Core Curriculum (including media literacy and political education), guiding youth through a rigorous media production cycle, and documentation/assessment. The full-time educator is also required to participate in organizational development and planning, and represent G.A.P. at conferences, screenings, workshops and events.

Qualifications: Media educators must demonstrate a willingness and an ability to engage with G.A.P.’s curriculum and pedagogical approach, which connects youth leadership to social justice and to media analysis and production. Strong facilitation and co-facilitation skills are essential as is a demonstrated commitment to the individual, social and intellectual development of youth. Media educators must have working experience with digital video production and editing and a commitment to the aesthetic quality of their work.

Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate will be passionate about the use of media by youth for creative expression, education, activism and social change, knowledgeable about local/global social issues, experienced in alternative educational methods, and youth development best practices. Commitment to social justice, youth empowerment, intergenerational learning and cultural engagement through media is essential. Should be comfortable in a collaborative, creative work environment with a diverse staff and youth community. Strong administrative/time management skills and a sense of humor greatly appreciated!


Compensation: Salary is $40,000/year and a benefits package (vacation, sick days, health insurance.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 1, 2008

G.A.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; LGBTQ, women, people of color and other under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Please email/fax resume, references and cover letter to:

ATTN: Meghan McDermott, Executive Director
Global Action Project
4 West 37th Street, 2nd floor NY NY 10018
media@global-action.org
Fax: 212.594.9574
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

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November 26th, 2007


honkytonkhussy
02:51 pm - Queer CUNY This Saturday!
Queer CUNY VIII: The Twilight of Queerness?
Saturday, December 1st
Hunter College, West Lobby
10am-6pm

The conference will commence in the West Lobby of Hunter College (entrance on the SW corner of 68th and Lex).

To get a sneak peek of the scheduled panels, click here.Collapse )

Please contact QueerCUNY@gmail.com with any questions.

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November 6th, 2007


honkytonkhussy
04:27 pm - Queer CUNY VIII
Queer CUNY VIII
Hunter College, NYC
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Duggan
December 1st

The Twilight of Queerness?Collapse )

Anyone who is interested in attending the conference and/or helping produce it should email Taylor at QueerCUNY@gmail.com.

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October 8th, 2007


alicetiara
02:17 pm - Teaching Disney?
I am teaching Media Criticism this quarter and Wednesday's class reading is on ideology in Disney movies.

I was thinking about bringing in some clips and analysis from "How to Read Donald Duck" but I'm not really sure how to "teach" this subject in a way that isn't just haranguing them with leftism. The easy answer is bring in clips from Aladdin or whatever and have them critique in-class, but I'd like to do something a little more eye-opening. The history of Disney with American imperialism is SO rich and SO interesting that I'd love to focus on that. Any ideas?

My kids are mostly juniors (in college) & smart, so sophistication is not a problem.

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August 3rd, 2007


wolfknuckles
12:08 pm - Rad Organization Hiring Educators
Global Action Project, where I work in NYC, is hiring a few media educators. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section here.


Global Action Project, Inc. (G.A.P.), an award-winning youth media arts organization based in New York City, seeks part-time media educators to join our vibrant Urban Voices programs. Committed to social justice, our mission is to provide youth with the knowledge, tools and relationships they need to create powerful, thought-provoking media on local and international issues that concern them and to use their media as a catalyst for dialogue and positive social change. G.A.P.’s programs combine a dynamic mix of video production, media literacy, youth leadership and popular education.

Job Description: G.A.P. is looking for dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic media educators to co-facilitate one or more of our Urban Voices programs, which are after-school for youth ages 13-21. Programs typically run twice a week and candidates must commit to conducting programs from October 2007 to June, 2008 for an average of 10-15 hours a week. Responsibilities include curriculum development, workshop planning and preparation, guiding youth through a rigorous media production cycle, and documentation/assessment. Media educators are required to attend all staff development retreats and workshops, as well as program support sessions with the Program Director and weekly staff meetings.

Qualifications: Media educators must demonstrate a willingness and an ability to engage with G.A.P.’s dynamic curriculum and pedagogical approach, which connects youth leadership to social justice and to media analysis and production. Strong facilitation and co-facilitation skills are essential as is a demonstrated commitment to the individual, social and intellectual development of youth. Media educators must have working experience with digital video production and editing and a commitment to the aesthetic quality of their work.

Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate will be passionate about the use of media by youth for creative expression, education, activism and social change, knowledgeable about local/global social issues, and experienced in alternative educational methods, and youth development best practices. Commitment to social justice, youth empowerment; intergenerational learning and cultural engagement through media is essential. Should be comfortable in a collaborative, creative work environment with a diverse staff and youth community. Strong administrative/time management skills and a sense of humor greatly appreciated!

Part-time positions to start October 1, 2007 and end on the last week of June 2008. Applicants must be able to commit to attending the Staff Training Retreat on the following dates: October 10 – 12 and October 15 – 17, 2007. Please be prepared to bring a reel of your own media work and media produced with youth to the interview. Do NOT send work samples at this time.

Compensation: Salary is $26/hour for program and prep and $22/hour for staff meetings.

G.A.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; LGBTQ, women, people of color and other under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Please email/fax resume, references and cover letter to:

ATTN: Pilar Valdes
Global Action Project
4 West 37th Street, 2nd floor NY NY 10018
media@global-action.org
Fax: 212.594.9574
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

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May 17th, 2007


i_study_phonics
12:22 pm - (X-posted) original email to C Crouch (and reply)
The Gendercator Part 2Collapse )

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May 16th, 2007


i_study_phonics
09:19 pm - Transphobic Film Alert (X-posted)
Here's a letter I'm circulating regarding Catherine Crouch's new film "The Gendercator," which has had some recent showings in the queer film circuit, and is scheduled to show at Frameline here in San Francisco. I'm not only extremely offended by this film--at least by Catherine's descriptions of the film, why she made it, what she is afraid of (trans people and the "very scary future" they represent)--but am really angry that Frameline would agree to show it--presumably all in the name of "fostering discussion." In case you were wondering, I've tried repeatedly to have "discussion" with Crouch about this film and its blatant transphobia, but she refuses to engage my emails (only writing back, twice now, to say "I hope you see the film"). I will acknowledge here that I have not seen it; however, given what Crouch says about the film and why she made it, I feel I have plenty of justification for starting the buzz against it circulating before it gets here. My feeling is that films designed to antagonize, belittle, or demonize whole populations of (trans) people in the name of "fostering debate" should not be permitted to show in film festivals whose aim is to support and nurture those populations (and who are patronized by them). If you disagee, that's fine--but if you don't, I encourage you to write or call both Catherine Crouch, the filmmaker, and Frameline, to register your dismay. I'll be flyering about this at this Sunday's Trans Picnic in Dolores Park if anyone is interested.

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April 23rd, 2007


redrider
01:05 pm - rad pedagogy in computer classrooms
Do any of you teach in computer classrooms (where all students have a computer in front of them for the duration of the class session)? Any good ideas for implementingHow do you keep them engaged, and/or deal with resisitance in the form of surfing/chatting/emailing while class is in session?

I'm also interested in thinking some more about rad pedagogy in library/research instruction contexts, if there's anyone here who'd be interested in having some discussions around that.

Cheers!

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April 11th, 2007


unscrambled
11:26 am
Here's some info about the Education for Liberation Conference.  I'm part of the program committee for the Chicago Summer Freedom School and a board member for the Young Women's Empowerment Project, who are co-sponsoring  and helping with the organizing of the conference.  You should come, it'll be great.

http://www.edliberation.org/conference/schedule-of-events/free-minds-free-people-conference-2007

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April 8th, 2007


tomface
07:57 pm
Can anyone recommend books, articles, websites that have strategies for teaching about race in the undergraduate classroom? I'm also looking for more critical, reflective pieces about this topic as well. Thanks very much.

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