Tag Archives: youth

The Pitch: Guardians of the City

This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a […]

The Pitch: “Our View” by Dreams Work

  This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a chance to win […]

Q&A with Christopher Ponzi: Seeking Rebellious Truths

  Christopher Ponzi is the co-founder and creative director of Rebellious Truths, an “anti-partisan” nonprofit, dedicated to building a social movement for truth, integrity and accountability in media, culture and politics. The grassroots organization uses all forms of media—from viral videos to digital advocacy—to challenge the status quo. Offline, the group also organizes creative events […]

Capital Canvases for a Cause: Graphic Illustrator Supports YoungLives

Capital Canvases for a Cause is a monthly event in Washington, D.C., organized by Long & Foster on Capitol Hill, that supports local artists and community-based organizations with wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Art sales are split evenly between the featured artists and the nonprofit. The latest Capital Canvases event featured the artist known as […]

Positive Pictures: Germaine Watkins and the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

  As a photography instructor at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Germaine Watkins explains why it’s essential to connect with his students. “It’s important, because that’s what was done with me when I was a student, and I’m trying to replicate that from my experience,” he said. “It helps them out to see that other people […]

Inspired Poetry: Ode to Louder Than a Bomb

  On Friday, February 24, Benevolent Media presented Louder Than a Bomb, a fundraiser party to benefit Split This Rock and the DC Youth Slam Team in Washington, D.C. Friends and fans joined us at The Dunes for a special evening featuring live performances by D.C.’s best and brightest youth poets, plus excerpts from Louder Than a Bomb, an award-winning documentary about the […]

Q&A with Greg Jacobs: Louder Than a Bomb

  The uplifting and inspiring documentary film Louder Than a Bomb follows four Chicago high school teams in their journey to compete in the world’s largest teen poetry slam, created by local nonprofit Young Chicago Authors that empowers youth through writing, publication and performance education. The feature film begins at the start of the school year, six months prior […]

“The Rights of Butterflies” Takes Flight with Youth Media Organizers

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media organized a screening and panel discussion with youth media organizers from Gandhi Brigade, a nonprofit organization established in 2005 that trains young people on media production and leadership skills. Last Sunday afternoon, at Gold Leaf Studio in Chinatown, Gandhi Brigade screened […]

Festival Highlight: Gandhi Brigade Youth Activists: Film Screening + Discussion

The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences […]

Festival Highlight: Make Like a Tree and Leaf with 826DC

The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences […]