BAY-Peace supports and empowers Bay Area youth to transform militarism and other forms of violence through youth organizing and artistic resistance. We offer a holistic youth leadership program that integrates vocational development, artistic expression, socio-political education, community organizing, healing and personal transformation.
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Narratives for Our Fight for Freedom (Watch the film online HERE)
This 24 minute mini-documentary explores how four youth in Oakland, California are creating art to deal with their families' struggles in overcoming racism, poverty, gentrification and police brutality. Our film balances personal vignettes about trauma and resilience with footage of community efforts to unite around positive change. We feature the role of young artist/activists of color whose voices are often left out of the dominant narrative.
The documentary was conceived and created by BAY-Peace youth with the support of the Akonadi Foundation's Beloved Community Fund. It was produced by Simphony Productions, an Oakland-based company run by Luis Montoya, who is an alumni of, and frequent partner with BAY-Peace.