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Sunday, June 17 • 10:00am - 11:30am
We Are All Connected: Youth Bridging the Urban / Rural Divide

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Youth from New York City and Appalachian Eastern Tennessee live and work together making a website and film about issues affecting their communities including broadband access and opioid abuse. We will share our work and have a dialogue with participants by: screening our film about opioid abuse in TN and NYC; sharing our website and having a Q&A. Participants will walk away with knowledge of opioid abuse in urban & rural communities as well as ideas for bridging urban and rural divides.

Presenters
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Kendri Feliz

Kendri is from the Bronx, New York and applied for the We Are All Connected program because he wanted to improve his film making skills, meet new people, and listen to their opinions on social justice related topics. His goal is to inspire the new generation of teens to try something new and help change communities in need of assistance., Educational Video Center
Kendri is from the Bronx, New York and applied for the We Are All Connected program because he wanted to improve his film making skills, meet new people, and listen to their opinions on social justice related topics. His goal is to inspire the new generation of teens to try something... Read More →
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Emmanuel Garcia

Emmanuel Garcia is the Senior Media Educator with the Educational Video Center in NYC. He is interested in the use of media, in particular documentary film, as a means to stimulate critical thinking on social issues., Educational Video Center
Emmanuel Garcia is the Senior Media Educator with the Educational Video Center in NYC. He is interested in the use of media, in particular documentary film, as a means to stimulate critical thinking on social issues.
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Mary Grueser

Mary Grueser is Director of Professional Development Programs at Educational Video Center. She is an educator with a strong commitment to media based organizing and activism., Educational Video Center
Mary Grueser is Director of Professional Development Programs at Educational Video Center. She is an educator with a strong commitment to media based organizing and activism.
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Gabriel Martinez

Gabriel is from the Bronx, New York and chose to be a part of the We Are All Connected Project because he is a strong advocate for social justice and humanitarian causes. Through this project he wants to educate himself and others on ongoing issues in rural and urban communities., Educational Video Center
Gabriel is from the Bronx, New York and chose to be a part of the We Are All Connected Project because he is a strong advocate for social justice and humanitarian causes. Through this project he wants to educate himself and others on ongoing issues in rural and urban communities... Read More →
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Griselys Peña

Educational Video Center
Griselys was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to NYC in 2015. She attends International High School at Union Square where she is known for being a creative, friendly, responsible and kind student. Griselys enjoys reading, writing and listening to music on a calm and rainy... Read More →
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Serenah Vaughan

Serenah grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and currently lives in New York City. She enjoys singing, dancing, and cooking, and has always had an interest in filmmaking and photography. She signed up for the We Are All Connected program to meet new people and see how they live in a rural community., Educational Video Center
Serenah grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and currently lives in New York City. She enjoys singing, dancing, and cooking, and has always had an interest in filmmaking and photography. She signed up for the We Are All Connected program to meet new people and see how they live in... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STUDENT CENTER: Room 285