On March 20, 2012, Bushwick Students traveled to City Hall to have their voices heard and lend their support to passing the NY DREAM ACT. Our students filmed and photographed the press conference under the supervision of our wonderful teaching artist Alejandra Ugarte-Bedwell. BSSJ Student, Olga Sanchez photographed most of the event.
At BCAL we made butterflies to represent the children that were lost in the Holocaust. These butterflies were sent to The Holocaust Museum in Texas where the butterflies will eventually compose a breath-taking exhibition scheduled in the Spring of 2014. They will be put up in a gallery where everyone can notice all that has passed away.If I could fly i’ll touch the sky,
if I could fly i’ll be closer to GOD,
if I could fly i’ll be so high,
Man I wish I had wings so I could try.
Project Peace dove into issues of gender, masculinity, and asked, “Who are we really?” Project Peace participants viewed “Life’s Poison,” a short film written by 15 year-old Cleveland native Angileece Williams. A tough kid trying to be a real man, we hear the inner thoughts the film’s protagonist Eliyah as he also struggles with his father’s death, his mother’s illness, taking care of his younger brother, school, and his first love. Project Peace participants then explored their outer shells and inner lives by creating our own portraits of our aspirations and inner feelings and thoughts.
See a selection of Project Peace aspirations, feelings, and thoughts portraits below: