IMAGINARIES OF PAST & FUTURE: SOUTHERN VIRGINIA LGBTQ YOUTH
This February, I had the great honor of accompanying Professor Henry Jenkins to Virginia, where he gave a lecture on our work surrounding the Civic Imagination at the College of William and Mary (W&M). While there, we also had the great privilege of meeting with graduate students and faculty at W&M doing similar work, and running a Civic Imagination workshop with LGBTQ activists in Richmond...
DEFINING THE AMERICAN 2060: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEFINE AMERICAN
On April 20, 2018, our Civic Paths team traveled to Chicago, Illinois to continue our Civic Imagination work as part of the "Define American Film Festival." Define American is a immigrant media and culture non-profit, founded by undocumented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. The organization combines storytelling, media, and culture to influence public discourse and enact social change, particularly in the areas of immigrant rights, refugees, citizenship, and national identity.
On February 5 our Civic Paths research group traveled to Oakland, California to conduct a "civic imagination" workshop with Youth Radio - an award-winning youth media non-profit organization. The purpose of the workshop was to collaboratively imagine the world of 2060 with Oakland teenagers, using a core "world-building" workshop to brainstorm key areas for change and deploying visual storytelling to share these visions with others.