Raising 100,000 Voices

Upcoming Events

- see WXXI Events for more information

Monday, Dec 15, 2014

 

Orientation and Advanced Training – Mentors and Leaders

Confirmed artist mentors and group leaders

January 6, 2014

Group leader and Artist-mentor workshop

January 19, 2015

Attend kick-off event with participating filmmakers, artist-mentors, and group leaders.

February 23, 2015

Attend Filmmaker Rap Session I – Filmmakers’ Concept Presentations

March 30, 2015

Attend Filmmaker Rap Session II – Presentation of Videos and Progress

No later than

April  20, 2015

Final Pieces Due

Culminating Event

May TBD, 2015

Culminating Event – Date and Location: TBD

 

June-Sept 2015

Post-raps meetings – with group leaders, artist mentors and filmmakers

 

 

Past Events

 

Youth Summit
Youth engage in discussion
Youth Summit
Youth engage in discussion

 

2011-2012 Program Agenda

Raising 100,000 Voices Culminating Event - FREE and Open to the Public - Thursday, May 10, 2012 at The Little Theatre: Learn More

2010-2011 Program Agenda

Raising 100,000 Voices Culminating Event 2011- FREE and Open to the Public - Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 6 p.m. - Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604. More information See videos from 2011.

 

2009-2010 Program Agenda

Raising 100,000 Voices Culminating Event, May 2, 2010 at the George Eastman House, Dryden Theatre
The free and open to the public event featured 28 videos recognizing more than 65 filmmakers. More than 200 people attended the event. View Pictures >   View Videos >

Pictures -Culminating Event for Raising 100,000 Voices: from Project Year 2009/2010

WXXI Display table Youth Participants
  • April 16, 2010 - Final video pieces due at WXXI
  • March 31, 2010 - Filmmaker Rap Session II
  • March 3, 2010  – Filmmaker Rap Session I
  • February 13, 2010 – Filmmaker's attend a workshop presented by Artist Eli Reed at the George Eastman House
  • January 18, 2010 – Kick-Off Event with participating filmmakers and artist mentors, group leaders

 

2008/2009 Program Agenda

Raising 100,000 Voices -May 7, 2009

More than 34 videos were presented at the Raising 100,000 Voices Culminating Event held at the Memorial Art Gallery.  View Videos >

Pictures -Culminating Event for Raising 100,000 Voices: from Project Year 2008/2009

Youth Participants Youth Participants

 

Raising 100,000 Voices -March 20, 2009

Filmmaker Rap Session II

Pictures -Filmmaker Rap Session II from Project Year 2008/2009

Youth Participants Youth Participants

 

Raising 100,000 Voices -February 18, 2009

Filmmaker Rap Session I

Pictures -Filmmaker Rap Session I from Project Year 2008/2009

Youth Participants Youth Participants

 


Raising 100,000 Voices -January 19, 2009

Kick-Off Event with participating filmmakers and artist mentors, group leaders

Pictures -Youth participants from Project Year 2008/2009

Youth Participants Youth Participants

 

Raising 100,000 Voices -May 9, 2008

More than 35 videos were presented at the Raising 100,000 Voices Culminating Event held at Wilson Foundation Academy.  View Videos >

Pictures - Culminating Event for Raising 100,000 Voices: Youth participants from Project Year 2007/2008

Youth Participants Youth Participants

Raising 100,000 Voices - November 10, 2007
presented a hand-on workshop to more than 40 participants (adults and youth) attending the 2007 Healthy Communities – Healthy Youth Conference “Transforming relationships for the Common Good”. This year the international conference was held in Rochester New York,. The conference is designed for people who work with or care about youth bringing together adults and youth from different communities nationally and internationally who share a common goal: to work together to promote positive youth development through asset building. The conference was sponsored by Search Institute

Pictures - Raising 100,000 Voices filmmakers helped to facilitate the workshop

Youth Summit
Youth engage in discussion
Youth Summit
Youth engage in discussion

 

Raising 100,000 Voices Youth Rap Session 1 - February 21, 2007
participants got together at WXXI studios for a filmmaker rap session part one. The session featured a presentation/discussion of Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes art pieces large and small group rap sessions.

Pictures

Youth Summit
Youth engage in discussion
Youth Summit
Youth engage in discussion

Raising 100,000 Voices Youth Summit – January 15, 2007
Youth and young adults ages 15-24 from the Rochester community kicked off the Raising 100,000 Voices 2006/2007 Video Voice project with a day-long event at WXXI.  The Summit offered a filmmaker rap session and an opportunity to engage in hands on media literacy and media arts production workshops.  Participants learned the history of the hip-hop culture in Rochester along with hip-hop demonstrations in video, the art of freestyle, visual art and spoken word. The Summit also featured the screening and facilitated discussion of the PBS documentary  Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes http://www.itvs.org/outreach/hiphop/ (airing on WXXI-TV 21(cable 11) on Friday, February 23, 2007 at 10 p.m.) and announcement of the Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes Community Art Competition http://www.wxxi.org/education/raising100kvoices/hiphopcontest.pdf

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is spearheaded by ITVS and firelight Media, in partnership with God Bless The Child Productions and the National Black Programming Consortium, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  The community competition is funded by ITV and is a community collaboration sponsored by The Roadwork for Success in Young Adulthood, WXXI, The University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and North Star Records.

Pictures
Youth Summit
Raising 100,000 Voices Youth Summit
Youth Summit
Filmmaker “rap” session (JR, Jasmine, Victoria, Davne)
Youth Summit
Everett, Chris G., and Bird talk about Hip Hop Culture in Rochester
Youth Summit
Laquisha demonstrates graffiti art
The Apple Store in Eastview Mall provided an intensive training institute. Raising 100,000 Voices filmmakers attended a free website design class that provided them the tools necessary to create and design a web page.

Visit the website gallery!

Workshop in Progress   Workshop in Progress

Above: Participants take a seat to watch each other demonstrate their own websites.

Fifteen students who participated in Raising 100,000 Voices, a Media Literacy Community Education project encouraging young people to share the issues they face as emerging adults, have produced a new animated short film, Livin' Life: Teens' Voices, which premiered at the High Falls Film Festival on Saturday, November 11 at 5 p.m. at the Little Theatre (back), 240 East Avenue.  For more High Falls Film Festival Information visit www.highfallsfilmfestival.com

Watch the film online!

Tyrus   Victoria

Above: Tyrus & Victoria work on the animated piece Livin' Live: Teens' Voices at Animatus Animation Studio.

Young Filmmakers Festival: Thursday, November 9, 6:55 pm, Little Theatre 1, 240 East Avenue
The Young Filmmakers Festival (YFF), originally founded by Young Audiences of Rochester, made its High Falls Film Festival debut on Thursday, November 9 at 6:55 pm at the Little Theatre 1, 240 East Avenue. YFF is a juried competition of shorts by high school students from around the region; over 35 submissions were received this year from 13 area high schools. Eighteen finalists screened their work at the November 9 program; a BEST OF FEST award was given, as were awards for Best Social Commentary and other categories.   Several finalists include Raising 100,000 Voices filmmakers, included:

High Falls Film Festival

Pictured, L to R: Shelley Figueroa, project coordinator; James Reid, student participant; Ann Marie White, project coordinator; Daun Nicholas, Group leader - Grace Community Village.

Raising 100,000 Voices Screening Event
School of the Arts
June 28, 2006

event1
event2 One hundred 15-24 year olds from the Greater Rochester area participated in a film project encourgaging them to share, through video, the issues they face as emerging adults. WXXI and the University of Rochester Medical Center partnered with The Roadwork For Success In Young Adulthood to bring this national outreach effort. called Raising 100,000 Voices, to Rochester. These young Rochesterians were given disposable digital cameras in November and asked to produce 3-minute documentaries. Topics included: teen violence, depression, living with diabetes, a young man born addicted to crack, and body image. These videos are very insightful -- offering a glimpse into the lives of our teens. We received 36 videos for this screening event.

Raising 100,000 Voices project for 2007/2008 is funded in part by a grant from the Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation.