Last minute news from Edison High School where a group of students in an English as a Second Language class have produced a series of mini-documentaries on the theme of: “creating thoughtful solutions to poverty” in their communities. The class decided to explore poverty through a six-month digital storytelling process, with special focus on health, education and housing.
Students analyzed different perspectives and ideas about solutions to poverty, wrote persuasive essays, held a class debate and visited the State Capitol to hand-deliver letters to elected officials.
Some of the student-producced mini-documentaries will be screened for the public on Thursday, March 29, 5 p.m. at the Eastside Food Coop, 2551 Centrall Avenue NE.
After this first screening the mini-documentaries will be presented at the 2012 PeaceJam, the National Service Learning Conference, April 11-14 and the Art-a-Whirl in Northeast in May.
The videos were produced with the assistance of a consultant from the Minnesota Writing Project and funded by a grant from AchieveMpls and State Farm.
For more information contact Latisha Gray, 612 668 0062 or email@example.com.
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