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Co-powering for Cultural Expression: Global Action Project

By June 14, 2013No Comments

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The Global Action Project (G.A.P.) is working with young people to author a new vision for our communities that is about acceptance, self-love, healing and justice.

While I was in New York this week, I met with Rockwood (2008 Art of Leadership for Women in Racial Justice) alumna Meghan McDermott, Co-Director at G.A.P. and her staff. G.A.P. inspired me by their groundbreaking work to develop critical thinking, organizing and digital storytelling skills of young people in NY “for community power, cultural expression, and political change.” Next week, the youth will be presenting their films at the End of Year Screening on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at the Tishman Auditorium in New York, which will include sci-fi, video poems, montages and superhero narratives.

Meghan helped to create a brilliant model of co-powering leadership. G.A.P. launched a co-directorship model in March of this year, based on their values of shared leadership and their vision for organizational sustainability. Longtime staffer, Teresa Basilio, has stepped into leadership. And after ten years as the Executive Director, Meghan will be transitioning out of G.A.P., leaving an extraordinary legacy to an amazing team! Congratulations to G.A.P.!!

For more information about G.A.P., check out their website here:

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