Youth in Chicago are living in what some have called an apartheid city, navigating staggering domestic violence and homicide rates, major income disparities, high-school dropouts and high youth unemployment. Marginalized Chicago youth, especially girls of color, are underrepresented both behind the camera and in front of it- creating an imbalance in news reporting, and a negative stereotyping of their lives.
GGM empowers girls to make media that matters, cultivates new leaders, improves media literacy, and encourages the promotion of healthier media messages about girls and women. GGM believes girls need to be creating their own media rather than consuming it. GGM trains girls are to challenge, innovate and reshape their worlds through digital media. Our Chicago Websiode is the first of its kind, tackling economic disparity stories with a positive,"gender lens," designed to galvanize social change.
Our model is simple: we give girls cameras, teach them how to use them, and watch them reframe their worlds by sharing thought-provoking content. As a result, we're creating a global activist network of girls who challenge society and hold leaders accountable. The webisode series will raise awareness about economic disparity and create important dialogue/debate for youth in Chicago to overcome obstacles to success and employment.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
Blackstone Bicycle Shop: GGM Chicago
GlobalGirl Media Sizzle Reel
GGM Chicago World Summit Video