This powerful and compelling video delivers the words and thoughts of children from a variety of backgrounds. It also serves to remind us that it is for these and all children we seek bilingual and multicultural programs to bridge and build our society rather than to divide and destroy.
Creative Action, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit is our contributor for this post.
The mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be Creative Artists, Courageous allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders. Creative Action believes that when youth develop their creativity, compassion, confidence and critical thinking skills, and build meaningful connections with peers and positive role-models, they become successful adults who contribute to their communities and thrive in their careers and relationships.
Multiculturalism is a very important thread in the work of Creative Action Teaching Artists. Below is a student-made animation project produced by Creative Action and Ojeda Middle School. This video was made with paper cutouts, a lightbox, and Dragonframe. This bilingual animation project asks students, “Where are you from?”, “What makes you who you are?”.