[act-ma] 11/20 Youth-made films Nicaraguan singer on 20th anniv of Convention on Rights of Child (Fri)

Sarah Gogel, Global Potential, Deputy Director sarah at global-potential.org
Thu Nov 19 18:38:20 PST 2009


WHAT : Come watch Global Potential youth-made documentaries from the  
Dominican Republic and hear Nicaraguan singer Salvador Baltodano http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=92826 
  on this special day of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations  
Convention on the Rights of the Child. Come help us celebrate the  
potential of youth from urban and low-income communities in New York  
and Boston to effect positive change in their lives, communities and  
the global community! Delicious Dominican food will be served. www.global-potential.org 
; www.unicef.org/rightsite


WHEN: November 20, 2009 from 6h30pm to 8h30pm



WHERE : Northeastern University School of Law, 65 Forsyth St., Dockser  
220, Boston, MA, 02115


SUGGESTED DONATION : $10 RSVP at GLOBAL-POTENTIAL.ORG


SPONSORED BY : Human Rights Caucus, Northeastern University School of  
Law

& Boston Black Professionals Meetup Group



Bring all your friends and family!

SUMMER 2009, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: This past summer, some of our Global  
Potential youth from Brooklyn and the Bronx participated in a  
filmmaking workshop while they lived, worked, and shared cultural  
experiences in Batey 8 and Batey Cuchilla in the Dominican Republic.  
They worked hard through this process - filming interviews in swarms  
of mosquitoes, waking up early to photograph roosters or heated domino  
matches, and furiously transcribing interviews before the electricity  
shut off.  In the end, they created thoughtful and inspired  
documentaries of their experiences, which will be shown for the first  
time tonight in New York and in Boston

FILM PROGRAM


Global Potential Summer 2009  
Reel 
                                                                                                              Lisa 
  Kletjian & Peter Maugeri (8:00)



17 &  
Unidentified 
                                                                                                                Alicia 
  Wade & Sarah Gluck (5:00)

A film about Deivei Medina, a 17-year-old kid from the Dominican  
Republic who goes to school without a birth certificate.


L'espwa Kan (Sugar Cane  
Hopes)                                                         Leandro  
Perez, Freddy Ogando & Xu Xiang (5:00)

This film is about two Haitian migrant workers struggling to survive  
in a Dominican Batey while working in the sugar cane fields. The film  
depicts parallel stories of Roberto, 18 years old, and Junior, 24  
years old. Both came to the Dominican Republic.


Jymena’s  
World 
                                                                                                       Livenski 
  Talcius & Valerie Vilsaint (5:00)

A movie about the life of a young lady named Jymena Perez who lives in  
Batey Cuchilla, Dominican Republic. The movie reflects her daily  
routine and the challenges and strengths that she faces in the Batey.


Living in Two Different  
Worlds 
                                                                                              Kerlin 
  Rosario & Owen Zhu (5:00)

Kerlin Rosario, 16 years old, explores the similarities and  
differences between his hometown (San Pedro de Macoris) and Batey  
Cuchilla, Dominican Republic. Says Rosario, "I wanted people to see  
that in the D.R. there are many different places and cultures.”


Conditions of the  
Batey 
                                                                                                                         Jean 
  Ulysses & Christian Ruiz (6:00)

The filmmakers examine the living conditions in the community of Batey  
8. Community members discuss the impact of limited resources and the  
effects of environmental hazards such as torrential rain and flooding.


Films will be followed by a Q&A with one of the youth filmmaker, Owen  
Zhu; staff from Global Potential will also be present.



MUSIC AND FUN PROGRAM


Come listen to famous Nicaraguan singer Salvador Baltodano, perform  
popular and romantic songs

Delicious Dominican food from El Dugout and drinks will be served

Find out about volunteer opportunities with Global Potential, whether  
you are an undergraduate or graduate student or community membe


WHO WE ARE: Global Potential (GP), a project of Globalhood, a 501(c) 
(3) non-profit organization, provides urban youth from low-income  
communities with the skills and perspective that enable them to effect  
positive change in their lives, communities, and the global community. http://www.global-potential.org

OUR PROGRAM: Through a 1½-year engagement in leadership training,  
social entrepreneurship, international cultural exchange and service  
learning, GP participants develop awareness of global issues while  
developing the skills, confidence, and leadership to do effective  
cross-cultural work.

--------------------------------------------------------
Sarah Gogel
Deputy Director, Global Potential
www.global-potential.org
+1-917-450-0993 (New York)
+33-6-03-50-87-94 (Paris)
2 Washington Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

****Global Potential (GP) provides urban youth from low-income  
communities with the skills and perspective that enable them to effect  
positive change in their lives, communities, and the global community,  
through engagement in leadership training, social entrepreneurship,  
international cultural exchange and service learning. ****




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