imMEDIAte justice encourages young women marginalized by society to develop an awareness of gender & sexuality through the critical lens of filmmaking.
Sobre tu organización
Nombre de la organización
Sitio web de la organización
País de la organización
Estados Unidos, CA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
Estados Unidos, CA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Tu organización es
¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
¿Tu organización ha recibido premios y/u honores? Cuéntanos sobre ellos.
- Organized a community network to secure an online Grant from Do Something (Spr 2009).
- Received Clinton Global Initiative’s Outstanding Commitment Grant (Spr 2009).
- Organized a community network to secure an online Pepsi Refresh Grant (Spr 2010).
- Utne named imMEDIAte Justice Director, Tani Ikeda as one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” (Winter 2011).
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Nombre de tu iniciativa
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Crecimiento (tu iniciativa piloto ya se está aplicando y se empieza a expandir)
¿Cuánto tiempo se lleva poniendo en práctica tu iniciativa?
Operando entre 1-5 años
¿Cuál de las siguientes describe mejor la(s) barrera(s)s a la que da respuesta tu innovación? Elige hasta dos.
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
THE FACT IS: teenagers are having sex. But, that’s not the problem. The problem is that adults pretend that teenagers are NOT having sex. According to International Planned Parenthood, at least 111 million new cases of curable STDs occur each year among young people aged 10 to 24. WHO estimates that 2.5 million girls aged 15 to 19 years old in developing countries have abortions, the majority of which are unsafe and 11% of births worldwide are to adolescent mothers. A lack of relevant sexual education and the training to share this information, especially with young women, is the problem.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
According to the World Health Organization in many cultures puberty represents a time of social and physical change for boys and girls. For boys, puberty is often a gateway to increased freedom, mobility and social opportunities. For girls this is different because in many instances puberty for girls signals an end to schooling and mobility, and the beginning of adult life, with marriage and childbearing as expected possibilities in the near future. imMEDIAte Justice challenges the status quo by empowering young women to critically examine gender and sexuality issues and trains them to share their story of reproductive justice through digital media. By giving young women accurate information, tools to identify problems, and filmmaking skills, they will tell the truth and share it.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Over the last three summers, the group has given voice to high school queer girls of color through intensive eight-week workshops. To build trust, confidence, and team building skills the programs starts with a weekend retreat with group activities. In the following weeks youth mentors with training in gender and sexuality issues collaborate with peers who have limited access to this knowledge. Next, small teams under the direction of filmmakers receive media literacy skills including screenwriting, critiquing mainstream media, cinematography, editing, & animation. Films created by participants are screened at a red-carpet public event to acknowledge the participants, to raise awareness, and inspire community action. Films are posted to the imMEDIAte justice website, entered into film competitions, and used to generate media visibility.
IMJ takes a unique approach by emphasizing a shift in perspective for young women of color, as producers rather than consumers of media. Our model of participatory education engages young women from high-poverty communities to think critically about the information they receive from school, parents, church, and media. These young women uncover their own facts about gender and sexuality through peer-to-peer inquiry during the filmmaking process, imagining different realities that challenge heteronormative, patriarchal, and class-based norms and dominant narratives.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
imMEDIAte justice created something new by combining the hands-on filmmaking approach with young women pioneered by Seattle’s “Reel Grrls” with a sexuality curriculum approach similar to Atlanta’s “Spark Reproductive Justice Now” that centers rather than marginalizes the experiences of young women of color and LGBTQ youth. The result is an innovative participatory learning approach using filmmaking for gender and sexuality issues with a reproductive justice framework that is attractive to other organizations. This approach was piloted and successfully implemented by imMEDIAte justice in Los Angeles, and with partners in Kampala (Uganda), Beijing (China), and later this year in San Francisco.
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¿Qué solución/es propone tu iniciativa para mejorar la vida de las niñas y mujeres a través del apalancamiento de tecnologia/s? (selecciona todas las que apliquen)
Acceso a tecnologia, Acceso a educación/capacitación, Acceso a la atención médica, Acceso a oportunidades económicas, Cambio de políticas/Defensa de derechos.
¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
Over the last three years, imMEDIAte justice has helped train approximately 100 young women in Los Angeles (US), Kampala (Uganda), and Beijing (China). After completing media literacy and filmmaking training, participants continue building their leadership and media skills by becoming mentors to newcomers. One workshop graduate is now pursuing a filmmaking career, and was recently accepted into the film program of the California Institute of the Arts.
IMJ has expanded its impact through public screenings, film festivals, the imMEDIAte justice website, and social media, where thousands have viewed participants' films. IMJ has also been able to spread its message and mission through extensive media coverage, with print, radio, and TV interviews of program participants and staff.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
The plan is to scale up the number of workshops over the next 3 years so that over 1,000 girls receive the intensive media literacy and filmmaking training. These workshops will be done in multiple cities in multiple countries with the intention of training trainers with regional partnering organizations so that the imMEDIAte justice workshops can be sustained in each location. In addition to the 1,000+ young women who receive the workshop training, we expect over 1 million young women around the world will view the sexuality and gender educational films created during the workshops.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The demand for imMEDIAte justice workshops is strong but to supply enough high quality training to more cities and more young women will require building organizational capacity, including the hiring of staff, conducting sustainable fundraising, and implementing strategic planning. To help grow capacity, Community Partners of Los Angeles has agreed to provide fiscal sponsorship for imMEDIAte justice and provide charitable tax-exempt status, financial and accounting services, HR and payroll services, insurance, and strategic consulting. This will allow imMEDIAte justice to focus on improving and marketing the workshops, creating films, hiring strong staff, and fundraising.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Complete the “Beyond LA” expansion phase of the IMJ workshop by conducting workshops in Uganda, China and two US cities.
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Complete two training workshops in Beijing in August
Complete training in the fall two workshops and filmmaking in Oakland and Los Angeles
Promote over the next 6 months the new imMEDIAte justice film, “Not your Mama’s Sex-Ed.”
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Create plan to return to Africa, China, and other high poverty communities in the US, along with a marketing plan for IMJ films
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Hold a fundraising event and conduct a donation campaign (direct mail and online) to generate operating funds
Hire staff to plan, organize, and implement workshops and filmmaking
Create an advisory committee to help grow the organization and connect imMEDIAte justice to other organizations.
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
I remember feeling shut down, without a voice, and isolated. My body was a site of violence, shame & silence. My own act of resistance was to create. imMEDIAte Justice comes from a legacy of feminist media making that I learned as a youth at Seattle’s Reel Grrls where I experienced the power of one girl gaining the resources to access her voice. I went on to pursue film at USC and developed stronger community organizing skills. I started the program at the age of 21 with 2 of my best friends as a culmination of my growing political awareness, passion for filmmaking, and proof we could be the heroes we were waiting for.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
- Community Partners in Los Angeles is an organization that helps social entrepreneurs and provides fiscal sponsorship for imMEDIAte justice.
- Forward Together is an Oakland non-profit partner for workshops for Asian American young women
- AGYA is a Kampala NGO partner for workshops for Ugandan young women
- Beijing Royal School is an educational partner for workshops for Chinese young women
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista
imMEDIAte justice is interested in partnering with other organizations who work with young women. IMJ would collaborate by providing workshops on filmmaking techniques and facilitating discussions around sexuality and gender issues. These partnerships would lead to a short film that the partner organization could use for marketing or fundraising purposes.