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POV & Independent Lens, two series on PBS, present strategies to engage youth as partners in community change by utilizing social issue documentary films and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) ...

POV & Independent Lens, two series on PBS, present strategies to engage youth as partners in community change by utilizing social issue documentary films and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) initiatives.

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    • ABCD: Social Change in Schools for FREE! These films are of great value in my courses. They enable students to apply complex theoretical concepts to the real world. Many students walk away from a viewing knowing that they have to do something. That is a great experience. -Donna Selman, HS Educator, South Lyon, Michigan 
    • The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts A report by Civic Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation March 2006
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      • FOCUS
      • Strategies to engage youth as partners in community change by utilizing social issue documentary films and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) initiatives
      • Building mutually beneficial relationships between schools & communities
      • Becoming the school-community connector
      • Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
      • Local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development
      • Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future
      • Building community capacity through empowering students with decision-making power
      • Instead of occupying themselves with a community ’s deficits, forward-thinking organizations are identifying and building on local assets.
    • Independent Lens at a Glance COMMUNITY CINEMA: Monthly screening series in 100 markets with 9 selected IL programs COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Educational materials including film modules, interactive features, lesson plans, and activities
    • 2010 Season Highlights
    • POV at a Glance
      • Longest running showcase of independent, nonfiction films. Started airing on PBS in 1988. Entering our 25 th Anniversary season.
      • POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award, including 27 Emmys, 13 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, and the Prix-Italia.
      • Supported by interactive companion websites and national publicity & community engagement campaigns
      • Season 24 films included: Soldiers at war and at home; Environmental activism; Human migration; Genocide; Immigration; Civil liberties & Post 9/11 Security
    • POV in the Community & Classroom
      • In 2011, POV has partnered with 73 schools, college and universities, 161 community-based organizations, and 13 local PBS stations to present over 600 POV screenings in 235 cities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia
      • 3,000 teachers in our Community Network
      • 75 films in the POV lending library, 119 discussion guides, 116 lesson plans
      • 100% of educators reported POV classroom screenings to be a positive experience for their students
      • 78% of audience members said they would discuss the issues with family & friends
      • Over 90% of audience members report acquiring a deeper understanding of the issues
      • 30% report a desire to organize additional activities, including joining local organizations, organizing additional screenings, and/or organizing workshops on the issues
      POV Impact
    • Senorita Extraviada
    • Lost Boys of Sudan
    • Lost Boys of Sudan
    • New Muslim Cool
    • Senorita Extraviada & Youth Views
      • COMMUNITY ACTION:
      • Took part in assembling intergenerational teams to present community screenings
      • Led dialogues that considered the connections between violence against women, the culture of machismo, poverty and attacks against indigenous communities
      Youth partnership with Project Reach, American Indian Community House (AICH) and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
    • Lost Boys of Sudan & Lynden Christian School
      • Classroom Conversation –
      • “ Outside the Walls” study unit
      • Standards-aligned lesson plan
    • Lost Boys of Sudan & Lynden Christian School
      • Community Conversation
      • Lost Boy school visit
      • “ The Faithful and the Courageous: A Community Panel on Immigration”
      • Local refugee agency partnership
    • New Muslim Cool, Rutgers Institute for Women ’s Leadership & The Puerto Rican Action Board
      • Youth-led film screening & civic engagement project based on strengths in local New Brunswick community
      • Youth-initiated community partnerships
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    • Community Cinema : The Calling
        • Screening events in 100+ markets, with more than 5,000 people in attendance
        • Dynamic discussions and community projects in collaboration with local organizations working on civic leadership, interfaith initiatives, and community service.
        • National Partnerships with Interfaith Youth Core and Project on Civic Reflection
        • Martin Luther King 2011 Day of Service Screenings: More than 3,000 students attended screenings across the country tied to a volunteer project
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    • Taking Root : The Vision of Wangari Maathai
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      • Screenings of TAKING ROOT brought together nearly
      • 4,000 community members across the country.
      • All screening events featured local partner organizations,
      • (such as The Greening of Detroit, Friends of the Urban
      • Forest, TransAfrica Forum and the Greenbelt Alliance)
      • SHEBOYGAN, WI:
      • This screening was attended by students from Etude, an arts-infused charter high
      • school, and community members. Discussion focused on natural conservation
      • issues in the world and Sheboygan, the issue of vacant buildings and open spaces
      • not being attended to, including the local Wal-Marts, waste and consumption.
      • It was after this screening that an audience member mentioned she would like to
      • see Sheboygan start a Green Movement. She gathered an email list of dozens of
      • interested audience members.
    • Community Classroom: 2011 Highlights
      • Women & Girls Lead, Vol. 1: Pushing the Elephant, Bhutto, and Waste Land
      • Egypt & Democracy – partnership with PBS News Hour to put uprising in context
      • Interactive timeline on the DR Congo for Pushing the Elephant
    • Independent Lens Models: This is a Story You Have to Tell : Women, Girls and the Criminal Justice System
      • Features 9 film modules and seven lesson plans adapted
      • from films Troop 1500 , Girls on the Wall , and Me Facing
      • Life: Cyntoia ’s Story
      • Resources created in partnership with The Girl Scouts of the
      • USA to be integrated into their programs “Beyond Bars” and
      • “ Girl Scouting in Detention Centers,” serving 15,000 at-risk
      • girls around the country.
      • Focus on leadership development, locating community
      • resources and mentorship for girls at high risk for contact
      • with criminal justice system.
    • Breakout Session: Troop 1500
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    • Breakout Session: Where Soldiers Come From
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      • These films are of great value in my courses! They enable students to apply complex theoretical concepts to the real world. Many students walk away from a viewing knowing that they have to do something. That is a great experience. - Donna Selman, Educator, South Lyon, Michigan 
      What They ’re Saying The use of these films with hands-on activities has huge potential for the girls I work with. They can see themselves reflected in these stories…and find concrete steps to work for change in themselves and their communities. Great resource! ” - Sonia Levine, Girl Scouts troop leader, Greater NY
    • Get Involved: Community Cinema
    • Connect Students to Action Opportunities
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    • Sample POV Companion Site
    • Facilitation guide & film-specific discussion guide
    • Take Action
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    • Thank you! ELIZA LICHT Vice President, Community Engagement & Education [email_address] JAMIE DOBIE Coordinator, Community Engagement & Education [email_address] ANNELISE WUNDERLICH National Community Engagement & Education Manager [email_address]