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ERIC Number: EJ992292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
LGBTQ Youth + Video Artivism: Arts-Based Critical Civic Praxis
Rhoades, Mindi
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v53 n4 p317-329 Sum 2012
In 2005, digital media artist/activist Liv Gjestvang founded a nonprofit organization, Youth Video OUTreach (YVO), to teach lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth skills to create a documentary about their lives that could serve as a centerpiece for outreach and advocacy efforts by/for LGBTQ youth. While adult-initiated, the youths primarily drove the organization's direction, goals, and outcomes. Youth Video OUTreach has combined key dimensions of "critical civic praxis" with "artivism," primarily in out-of-school contexts, as strategies to create and capitalize on community resources and effect positive community change. Combining two concepts--Ginwright and Cammarota's (2007) "critical civic praxis" and Sandoval and Latorre's (2008) "artivism"--this article provides a framework for constructing collective, creative projects that challenge sociocultural inequities. In particular, marginalized youth have found artivism a powerful tactic for reaching broader audiences with narratives, experiences, and perspectives that contradict and complicate dominant ones. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio