Global Kids and Clockwise Productions cordially invites you to a showing of the film “Abraham’s Children,” a new documentary about Muslim youth in America, on Wednesday August 25th at the Global Kids’ Center for Global Leadership in New York City. According to Elan Magazine, director / producer Nina Froriep “elegantly weaves a series of American Muslim children and teenagers’ lives into a work that breaks stereotypes and showcases Islam as it exists and thrives in the New York Tri-State area.” After the film, there will be a Q&A with the director Nina Froriep and youth featured in the film, as well as a very special iftar meal.
On April 12, we had a fantastic Winter 2010 Roundtable on Virtual Worlds and Nonprofits on MacArthur Island in Second Life. Representatives of five nonprofit organizations gave brief presentations on their initial explorations of Second Life and other virtual worlds, and how they are thinking of integrating these virtual tools into their organizations' respective missions.
We've made available videos of the presentations, which you can see at these links
At the first staff meeting of the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids, we realized that we hadn't wished a happy new year to our many friends and colleagues. So we created this silly video. We hope that you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.
On March 27, Global Kids held its annual youth-organized conference at Baruch College that brought together 300+ youth and educators from around New York City. The theme of this year's conference was Global Health, with the slogan "Be the Vaccine!"
One of the most remarkable parts of the 2009 GK conference was the live video documentation of the event. Six Global Kids leaders filmed the event "guerilla style," which was then edited on-the-fly by GK staff, resulting in a compilation video about the entire conference that was shown during its closing session. It was a perfect example of the Global Kids's participatory learning approach, having our youth film the conference on their own and for everyone to enjoy the footage that their peers shot. We hope that you enjoy it as well.
Amira and Rik were recently interviewed by DK for his MediaSnackers vodcast during his tour of the eastern United States. They give an overview of Global Kids and our interest in digital media and virtual worlds and discuss in-depth what RezEd is all about. So nice to get to hang out in person with DK, our podcast partner across the pond!
June 26th saw the premier of the latest machinima that was entirely shot within Teen Second Life and produced by the teens from the Global Kids' Virtual Video Program (VVP). The title of the machinima is "Race to Equality" and it focuses on the challenges faced by youth around the world in the pursuit of equal accessibility of education for all. The film exposes how racism relates to equal access to education.
The official premiere of the film, hosted by the teens themselves, was held at Sony's Wonder Technology Lab theater in New York City. The teens also held a Q&A following the film.
You can view the film directly and footage shot during the official premier below or directly on Youtube.
We are excited to announce that the video of the launch of the Global Kid's International Justice Center is now available on YouTube, as well as at SLCN.tv. We got special permission from the YouTube administrators to post the full 39-minute recording of the event, which featured a dynamic interchange between the ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and the former foreign minister of Canada Mr. Lloyd Axworthy.
Please check out and rate up the YouTube version here or head to SLCN.tv to view a higher quality version.
Yesterday, to celebrate the two year anniversary of Global Kids in Teen Second Life, with the support of Linden Lab, we held the first ever press junket to the GK Estate and announced the launch of three new projects.
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The Global Kids Online Leadership Program (OLP) integrates a youth development approach and international and public policy issues into youth media programs that build digital literacy, foster substantive online dialogues, develop resources for educators, and promote civic participation.
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