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The Effect of Violence on Youth

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November 8, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus takes a hard look at crime’s effect on young people with Albuquerque filmmaker John Acosta, whose documentary Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad aims to raise awareness about youth violence. NMiF host Gene Grant interviews Acosta, who is joined by a group of young activists who say policymakers need to listen and try a different approach to addressing the problem. 

*Note: Working Classroom and SWOP will hold a screening and public discussion on the issue of youth violence on Saturday, November 23rd, 6-7:30pm (updated). The event will be held at Working Classroom: 423 Atlantic Ave. SW) 

Guests:
John Acosta, Filmmaker, Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad
Adrian Baca, Youth Organizer
Janelle Astorga Ramos, Youth Organizer
Xiuhtecuhtli Soto, Youth Organizer 

Watch Documentary on YouTube: 

Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad 

Watch Documentary on Vimeo: 

Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad 

 

What Would Improve Your Education Experience?

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June 22, 2018 - Students across New Mexico are experiencing the challenges that policy makers discuss year after year but their perspective is often missing from media coverage of education reform. 

New Mexico in Focus recently teamed up with Working Classroom to look at education issues with a group of Albuquerque students. After an introduction to interviewing and broadcast production, they sat down in studio for a conversation about the ways they would like to improve education. 

Working Classroom cultivates the artistic, civic, and academic minds of youth through in-depth arts projects with contemporary artists to amplify historically ignored voices, resist systemic injustices, and imagine a more equitable society.