ERIC Number: ED495383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Red is the Sound of My Voice: Conference Report
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
In July 2006, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation convened a group of young people and adults together to begin a discussion around the question, "How can we get young people involved in social action, and how can we use youth media to do it?" The goal of the conference, Connect + Shift = Link: Youth Media for Social Change (CSL), was for invited participants and Foundation staff to have a mutual learning experience around how youth media producers can connect with foundations and other groups seeking to involve young people in their social change work. The sections in this document are snapshots and summaries of the discussions that happened during the conference. There were several mutual learning goals that the Kellogg Foundation had in mind by convening this group of people from youth media and activist organizations for Connect + Shift = Link. Some of those goals were met by the conference, and others ended up not being met. Goal 1, "Connections Made among the Participants, "was met. In Goal 2, "Follow-up Activities in the Hopper as a Result of the Conference," it is hoped that that these ideas will be rekindled and refashioned in the reader's mind to inspire towards action; in this way, the work of those done at CSL will continue on. Goal 3 advises that adults should "learn how young people get their information." Goal 4 suggests that we "learn what technologies we should be using to engage youth." What was heard in conversation at CSL is that if the philanthropy and nonprofit communities want to get young people interested, they'll need to go to them, on the sites they frequent, and on their terms. Finally, Goal 5 is "Discover tangible ways to get young people involved in social change work" and learn what motivates youth, including youth media, to get involved." Table of Contents contains (1) Introduction; (2) Background and Context; (3) What Happened: Emerging Issues and Ideas; (4) What's Next?; (5) Summary: What We Learned; and (6) Acknowledgements.
Descriptors: Social Action, Social Change, Young Adults, Mass Media Role, Mass Media, Youth, Citizen Participation, Adults, Motivation, Conferences
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.