Community Minute: Teaching youth to use photography as an advocacy tool | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Community

Filed Under:

Community Minute: Teaching youth to use photography as an advocacy tool

Play associated audio

Critical Exposure teaches youth to use photography as a medium of self-expression and advocacy.  Through in-school and extracurricular programs, internships, and fellowships, students learn to identify and label problems around them so that they can effectively capture those issues through photography and present them to the community. Notable projects include students’ efforts to address the “School-to-Prison Pipeline,” which refers to the relationship between punishment in school and later incarceration, and the related socioeconomic and racial factors. In addition to basic photography skills, the organization’s curriculum emphasizes critical and creative thinking so that students can advocate for themselves and their communities.

For more information, contact:
Critical Exposure
1816 12th St. NW, 3rd Fl.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-745-3745

Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute is provided by the Meyer Foundation.


NPR

MK Asante's Poem 'In Summer' Honors Paul Laurence Dunbar

MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
NPR

Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them

David Greene swaps recipes for cooking in a mug with Joe Yonan, author of the "Cooking for One" column for The Washington Post. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 25, 2013 on Morning Edition.)
WAMU 88.5

Jurors To Begin Considering McDonnell Case Tuesday

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its sixth week this week — but with final arguments in the bag, it is now up to the jury to decide a verdict on 14 counts.

NPR

X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality

Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.