We were honored to give a training session at Wake Forest University Law School to the next generation public defenders from across the South on how they can make social biography videos. The attorneys were a cohort of Gideon’s Promise, the amazing training program for Southern public defenders that is also focus of the HBO film Gideon’s Army.
Silicon Valley De-Bug has had the honor and privilege of working with an extraordinary group of students in Yerba Buena High School's 180 Class. The 180 Class, taught by Charles Fowler, created a transformative experience for a group of YB students who were previously struggling in school and academics; this being the purpose of the class to give the students a 180 turn around. Now, these amazing students are achieving in the classroom and have found new purpose in not only their education but in their greater community as well.
Faith based organizations, students, and service providers have issued the following statement regarded a proposed policy that would criminalize assistance to the homeless. A petition has been started against this proposal that can be signed online here.
The Common Core Standards is an attempt to elevate standards in learning, and assist students to become critical thinkers and more prepared for life after they graduate. So how do students think their schools are doing in this transition? De-Bug created a survey for students to gauge the progress at their own schools. This survey is part of a larger effort of organizing around ensuring student voices are heard in regards to Common Core.
Sparked by state delegate Ray Canterbury’s (R-West Virginia) suggestion, “it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”, his response to Senate Bill 663, The kNOw gathered youth reactions to what this policy would mean for students and especially those who depend on free school meals.
This editorial was produced in association with New America Media,
a national association of ethnic media, and was published by more than
50 ethnic media across the country to bring attention to the urgency of
Last week’s Supreme Court decision about health care reform means new possibilities for youth. Looking to gauge the potential impact of the new law on young people, De-Bug asked folks what their worst health-related experience has been and whether they were able to receive care.
Writing, video, comic, and audio diaries from a generation of Bay Area youth and organizers from San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco sharing the layered thoughts and emotions surrounding the new temporary work permit program.
The following video previews several upcoming mini-documentaries on immigrant elders living in Silicon Valley. The project is part of a larger multimedia endeavor chronicling the story of arrival and becoming by immigrants in the region.