Last week Jasmine Thomas, who recently landed the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives (CCPA) “Leadership Award for Social Movement Building”, did 2 days of intensive media production training with the Access to Media Education Society (AMES).

Climate Matters Lifts Off…

The goal? To gain the know how to give other young people in the Yinka Dena Alliance territories (Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli, Takla Lake, Saik’uz, Wet’suwet’en, and Tl’azt’en) a forum to tell place-based stories, and express their visions and views about the proposed pipeline.

By taking that knowledge home and sharing it with local youth, Jasmine is essentially kicking off AMES long-anticipated “Climate Matters” initative; an initative that will see young people from communities directly impacted by resource development being mentored by filmmakers to create digital stories about local sites of environmental significance and concern; an initiative made possible through funding from Vancouver Foundation, YPC, BC Arts Council, Creative BC, and BCTF.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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Jasmine (left) working with film-maker/mentor and AMES Board Member Nilesh Patel (centre) and Amanda Rose Shellenberg (right), Internship student from UBC Okanagan, who will be working on AMES HumanEYES program this spring.

Focused

A woman with focus….

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Jasmine receiving the Leadership Award for Social Movement Building at The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recent fundraising event.

Jasmine receiving the Leadership Award for Social Movement Building at The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recent fundraising event.