MB2-700 test MB3-700 test MB6-869 test OG0-093 test VCP-510 test VCP550 test 070-178 test 070-331 test 400-101 test 70-410 test 070-341 exams 070-417 exams 070-457 exams 400-101 exams 70-410 exams 050-SEPROAUTH-02 exams 200-120 exams MB2-703 exams 070-462 exams 70-462 exams 70-461 exams 070-410 exams JN0-102 exams 70-411 exams C_TADM51_731 exams C4090-958 exams 70-483 exams EX300 70-412 dumps 70-458 dumps 70-486 dumps 820-421 dumps 820-422 dumps C2170-008 dumps C2180-275 dumps C2180-276 dumps C4040-123 dumps JN0-343 dumps 400-101 dumps 70-410 dumps 050-SEPROAUTH-02 dumps 200-120 dumps MB2-703 dumps C2180-278 HP0-J73 exams ICBB exams 070-246 exams 070-341 exams 070-417 exams HP0-S41 HP2-B115 C4040-251 101 9L0-422 70-534 98-349 70-341 300-208 700-501 CCA-500 N10-005 70-243 E10-001 350-018 C_TSCM52_66 C_A1FIN_10 EX300 DEV-501 70-680 C_HANASUP_1 700-701 98-367 77-881 70-688 70-683 1Z0-062 70-466 200-101 70-489 200-120 220-801 100-101 200-101 3I0-012 exams 500-051 exams 640-461 exams 640-864 exams 642-813 exams 642-832 exams 700-038 exams 70-410 exams 70-496 exams 70-646 exams 70-680 exams 70-684 exams 74-343 exams 77-888 exams 98-361 exams A2010-505 exams A4040-226 exams C_GRCAC_10 exams C_HANAIMP131 exams C_TBW45_70 exams C_TBW55_73 exams C_TFIN52_66 exams C2010-570 exams C2020-001 exams C2020-702 exams C2020-703 exams C2040-406 exams C2040-407 exams C2040-840 exams C2050-241 exams C2070-588 exams C2180-400 exams C4060-156 exams C4090-451 exams CAT-060 exams CCA-410 exams CLO-001 exams CSSGB exams CV0-001 exams E20-335 exams HP0-Y46 exams IBMSPSSMPRO exams M2020-615 exams M2070-640 exams MB6-886 exams MB7-700 exams N10-005 exams SK0-003 exams ST0-237 exams VCP5-DCV exams 3101 exams 3107 exams 3300 exams 400-101 exams 70-410 exams 050-SEPROAUTH-02 exams 200-120 exams MB2-703 exams 070-462 exams 70-462 exams 70-461 exams 070-410 exams JN0-102 exams 70-411 exams C_TADM51_731 exams C4090-958 exams 70-483 exams EX300 exams 070-461 exams MB2-702 exams MB7-702 exams 220-802 exams 400-101 exams 646-206 exams 700-501 exams 70-480 exams C4040-108 exams MB2-701 exams 070-411 exams 100-101 exams 640-554 exams 700-505 exams 70-457 exams 70-460 exams

Teen Pregnancy Prevention A Community Project

The Venice Arts Project hopes to lower South Kern's high teen pregnancy rates./ Courtesy Photo

 

The Venice Arts Project hopes to lower South Kern's high teen pregnancy rates./ Courtesy Photo

By E-MAGINNE GRANT/South Kern Sol

The Venice Arts Project is returning to South Kern to follow-up on last year’s teen pregnancy photo project.

Representatives and members from South Kern Sol, Dolores Huerta Foundation and Building Healthy Communities Youth Group came together to discuss this year’s plans for the Venice Arts project at the Arvin Veterans Hall on Feb. 10, 2012.

Jerri Allyn from Venice Arts gave a brief summary of the project from last year, which was the Venice Arts Picturing Health project.

Allyn said last year’s focus was on teen pregnancy and this year they will be focusing on the same trend.

“(The purpose of Venice Arts is to) train young people to take striking photographs and tell stories,” said Allyn. ”How do we use art and media to bring change in our communities.”

The meeting started off with an introduction by Lily Catalan, Interim Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Followed by an ice breaker of each person had to take a desired amount of squares from a roll of toilet paper. With each square the person then had to tell the group something about themselves. The purpose of the activity was unknown until after all the squares were chosen.

After the ice breaker, Amerika Niño, Youth Leadership and Advocacy Collaborative Coordinator of Building Healthy Communities, began with establishing the ground rules for the meeting.

“I think it would be good if we came together and made up the rules,” said Niño.

Every time someone suggested a rule then Niño wrote it down.

In the end these were the eight rules that were agreed upon.  1) One mic, one person.  2) Agree to disagree.   3) Don’t ick my wow, which simply means not to shoot someone else’s idea down. 4) Don’t judge.  5) Be respectful.   6) Participate.  7) No side conversations.  8) Confidentiality.

After the rules were established, Allyn showed a photo essay from last years project, which featured photographs of teen mothers and their children along with captions and voiceovers.  The photo essay highlighted the joys and challenges of teen pregnancy.

Allyn said this year they are looking to create the same type of project.  Venice Arts wants to give photographers and reporters an opportunity to investigate what makes a picture or a story stand out.

“We think it has something to do with tapping into that emotional drama,” said Allyn, “we’re not looking to judge situations, we strive not to take position.  How do we flush out the issue and listen to one another with the artwork we make.”

Allyn outlined the goals for this year’s project.  One of those goals included creating a public forum about the issue of teen pregnancy in the community.  Another goal is to seek out healthcare workers and activists that work with teen moms.

“How do you shape that one story that’s really going to capture someone’s attention,” said Allyn.  “One of the goals is to explore what makes a story.”

The group then discussed possible focus areas for the project, which led to a discussion about the possible elimination of Planned Parenthood and the general issue of teen pregnancy.  Everyone was given the chance to voice their opinions.

The meeting ended with a distribution of applications for the Venice Arts Project and a discussion of what’s required with the project.  Each participant will be required to attend a workshop on March 3 and participate in the actual project during Spring Break, which will be the time when the story is developed and interviews are conducted.

A final workshop will take place on April 14.  At the end of the project – a public forum will be scheduled around May or June to discuss the issues learned from this project.

Those, who would like to participate in the Venice Arts Project must filled out an application before the Feb. 29, 2012 deadline.

1 Comment on "Teen Pregnancy Prevention A Community Project"

  1. Annalisa Robles | May 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    Interesting work!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*



4 + = twelve