Chastity Salvador is torn between two worlds when she catches herself watching television on Acoma Mesa, a spiritual place with no electricity. She discusses this double-edged sword with her friends,and explores how technology and new media will factor into Native lives: by either destroying a past or preserving a future.
Tattoos have been around for at least 5,300 years. The concept of creating something permanent that one can carry around with them has remained in almost every society. Sara makes a decision to get a tattoo when she is only sixteen. With the support of her father, she gains a sense of empowerment, self-confidence, and a beautiful work of art on her body.
Chloe Espinosa, a student at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico explores what it means to be a woman from a variety of different perspectives. She interviews her classmates, friends, parents and siblings as well as articulates her own opinion in this engaging vox pop and commentary.
As the second installment of Youth Media Project’s Facing Poverty Series, students explored international experiences of poverty alongside local experiences of poverty. Segments range from students at United World College to students at YouthWorks! about diverse topics such as drug addiction and poverty, differences between growing up poor in New and Old Mexico and much more. Hosts Max Kalyani and Sayra Olivares help listeners understand the complexities of each intense and profound personal story. Take a listen!
Claudia Cruz, a Capital High junior, explores an aspect of immigration that not many discuss: gender. Growing up in Zacatecas, Mexico with her brothers and mother, Claudia’s experience of what was expected of her were very different from those of her brothers. Immigration is a complicated process. Take a listen to how it’s affected Claudia, her family and what is expected of her.
Youth Media Project is honored to have been invited to be a part of a national exploration of youth responding to Marvin Gaye’s famous album What’s Going On. While looking into themes such as war and poverty, our youth will be answering the pivotal question: what’s going on now?
Hosted by none other than the marvelous Yesenia Diaz and Fernando Palacios of Capital High School, this first segment explores issues of immigration, gay rights, family, domestic violence and 2012 consciousness.
This second segment explores issues of environmental justice, the 2012 Presidential campaigns, education, poverty and addiction.