Title

Everytown Wisconsin Promotional Video for the Public

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Streaming Media URL

Abstract

The students of 4210 English made short (2-5 minute) educational and promotional videos, in partnership with and for use by their community partner, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s Racial Justice Program. These short videos involved co-­authoring scripts; conducting and filming interviews; using already-­recorded video footage; working with audio and sound quality; applying visual design principles; captioning video; responding to feedback; and editing for quality.

The students interviewed staff members and teen participants of Everytown Wisconsin, a week-­long, social justice leadership camp for teens. The week-­long camp is intended to help teens (entering grades 10-­2 or recent high school graduates) develop leadership skills, challenge stereotypes, and build self-­confidence—all while having fun. The videos created are intended to highlight participants’ experiences with the camp, tell about the camp in the participants’ voices, showcase what they report learning, and promote the camp to various stakeholders.

Everytown Wisconsin. The week-­‐‑long camp is intended to help teens (entering grades 10-­‐‑12 or recent high school graduates) develop leadership skills, challenge stereotypes, and build self-­‐‑ confidence—all while having fun. The videos we’ll create are intended to highlight participants’ experiences with the camp, tell about the camp in the participants’ voices, showcase what they report learning, and promote the camp to various stakeholders. Everytown Wisconsin is part of the YWCA’s Just “Us” (under the arm of the Racial Justice Program), which works with Milwaukee teens in high schools and youth-­‐‑serving organizations to empower them to recognize and address many forms of oppression. The curriculum is designed to increase their ability to identify and think critically about the inequities they see and experience everyday.