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Green Guerrillas Youth Media Tech Collective Ona Move

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Green Guerrillas are young people at-risk for criminalization and incarceration who recognize the role mainstream media plays in supporting stereotypes which promote sweat shops over sustainable style, genetically modified crops over locally-grown organic foods, and pollution and prisons over sustainability and social change. Green Guerrillas study documentary and narrative filmmaking, make their own media from posters to movies, do outreach at community events, travel regionally to interact with similarly situated peers, get their “hands dirty” learning about renewable energy, and analyze important social, political, economic and environmental issues which affect their lives. As low-income youth of color, Green Guerrillas redefine sustainability in terms that make sense to them. By connecting the dots between the same ideological approaches which criminalize immigrant communities and pollute the air, water, and soil we all collectively need for survival, these young people are non-traditional leaders who are setting a powerful example for an entire community.

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Green Guerrillas Youth Media Tech Collective Ona Move

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