imMEDIAte justice encourages young women marginalized by society to develop an awareness of gender & sexuality through the critical lens of filmmaking.
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Estados Unidos , CA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
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- 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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A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
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.
A Solução: Qual é a sua solução? Seja 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.
O Modelo: Demonstre através de um exemplo específico como sua solução faz a diferença; inclua suas atividades primárias
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.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
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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Qual(is) tipo(s) de solução(ões) sua iniciativa apresenta para melhorar a vida de meninas e mulheres através do uso da tecnologia? [selecione alternativas que se aplicam ao projeto]
Acesso a tecnologia, Acesso a educação/treinamento, Acesso a cuidados de saúde, Acesso a oportunidade econômica, Mudança política/advocacy.
Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
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.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 1 - 3 anos?
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.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
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.
As inscrições vencedoras apresentam um plano sólido sobre como vão alcançar e acompanhar o crescimento do projeto. Identifique as metas de seis meses para aumentar seu impacto.
Complete the “Beyond LA” expansion phase of the IMJ workshop by conducting workshops in Uganda, China and two US cities.
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) 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.”
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 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
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (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.
História: Queremos saber mais sobre o momento de descoberta desta solução. Conte-nos um pouco a história sobre onde e quando o(s) fundador(res) vislumbrou(aram) o potencial desta solução para mudar o 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.
Por favor, explique de que forma o estabelecimento de parcerias é importante para o sucesso de sua inovação
- 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
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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.