2008 Youth Media Camp

Title: 2008 Youth Media Camp
Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Link out: Information and Registration for the Media Camp
Description: Annual Youth Media Camp to learn about media production in video, photography, Photoshop, Garageband. At the end of the 4-day camp, you and your team have a media package including video, postcards, and written materials for a topic that you decide on.

This year the camp will be in conjunction with the Asian Pacific Americans Conference, titled “Leadership for Generation Next.” The purpose of this conference is to give Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the opportunity to talk about issues that affect their pursuit of education.
Start Date: 2008-10-16
End Date: 2008-10-19


Blog by Zuag Kimberly Chang from the DNC

Zuag Kimberly Chang is a first generation Hmong American born and raised in the U.S. Her writing and community activism reflect her passion for innovative thinking and equal access to opportunity.  A 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Chang intends to utilize her public speaking and writing as tools to promote and support progressive community endeavors.

Chang is one of fourteen journalists sponsored by New America Media to attend the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, CO.  The journalists are from different publications across the nation, each of which is rooted in a specific cultural background.  These journalists come together to make up a delegation which truly represents the richness and diversity of culture in the U.S.  The journalists will attend the convention and outside events, and produce pieces that will appear in their publications, as well as on the New America Media website www.newamericamedia.org.  The journalists are as follows:

1. Eduardo de Oliveira, New England Ethnic News (Boston, Mass.)
2. Randy Stelly, The Real Views (Baton Rouge, La.)
3. Erline Andrews, Caribbean Life (New York City, N.Y.)
4. Judith Martinez, Atlanta Latino (Atlanta, Ga.)
5. Cindy Yurth, The Navajo Times (Navajo, Ariz.)
6. Gregg Morris, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
7. Jacqueline Fernandez, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
8. Kisha Allison, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
9. Jonathan Mena, The Word (Hunter College, N.Y.)
10. Kaiping Liu, The World Journal (San Francisco, Calif.)
11. Zuag Kimberly Chang, Hmong Today (Minneapolis, Minn.)
12. Ashahed Muhammad, The Final Call (Chicago, Ill.)
13. Roberto Lovato, New America Media (New York City, N. Y.)
14. Anthony Advincula, New America Media (New York City, N.Y.)

Look for Kimberly’s articles as she blogs her experience about the DNC from Denver this week. You can also catch a video stream from the DNC by New America Media Here.


Taking a brief break

As our summer program comes to an end today for 2008, the youth will be taking a 2-week break. The staff will be consolidating the materials and post them here if they haven’t been posted yet. So the posting will be sporadic. The youth will be back once school starts up again, but the postings probably won’t be as frequent as they are during the summer.


Medusa's Riddle

The play were on

Friday 8/1 at 5:30 p.m.,

Sunday 8/3 at 8:30 p.m.,

Tuesday 8/5 at 7 p.m.,

Thursday 8/7 5:30 p.m.,

& Saturday 8/9 at 1 p.m.

The first day wasn’t a bright day for the actors. Everyone was nervous and pretty still. It was said that it looks like the play was more of like someone reading a script. As the week went by our actors started to gain progress. We had some good review on Thursday 8/7, and on our last day Saturday 8/9 everybody did a pretty good job up on stage. Our dancers were pretty good through out the week. They had some mistake up on stage but they corrected it with well cover up acts.


MCP Connects

August 3 – It is a complete shock to find out that MCP (Minnesota Center for Photography) has ceased operation as of July 31st, 2008. It is a great lost of resource for us, and for the community. The announcement on the MCP homepage gives more details.

Five of the youths’ photographs have been selected to the MCP Connects photo exhibit that runs from July 26 to October 5. Here are the 5 photos now on display.

Follow the link >> more information on the exhibit.