Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MLK event this Sunday

This Sunday, January 9, at 3 p.m., in the Main Library Lecture Hall. Will include a special presentation of the Cambridge Community Art Center & the Teen Media Program and music by the Cambridge Rindge and Latin Jazz and Vocal Ensemble. Reception to follow

Watch selections from the 2010 Do It Your Damn Self!! video reel, and hear the youth-organizers talk about how they see youth empowerment work generally and the DIYDS!! festival specifically connected to other civil rights movements and MLK's leadership.

The DIYDS!! National Youth Video and Film Festival was created in 1996 when four teens from Cambridge felt misrepresented in the media and decided to do something about it. DIYDS!! takes seriously the responsibility of preserving the tradition of championing the expression of contemporary youth.

This festival is not just about the videos, it’s about who makes them and why. Through intense candor, courage and vibrant energy of youth, DIYDS!! filmmakers challenge their audience to be more alive, more aware and more pro-active. The mission of this festival was, is and always will be, to give youth producers a place to be heard. This event is free and open to all and is Wheelchair accessible.


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