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Food Justice: Urban Gardening!! Shall We Update?

Hi, I thought I would do this cause I got some time to kill!

So, On Saturday, under the high heat and the blistering sun, we went outside! We lost a few gallons of sweat and went to 2 urban gardens! We interviewed several people – both organizers , and people who use the garden – and even volunteered a bit, planning on going there again in a week or 2.

Well, anyway, we suffered from the blistering heat, and yeah, that and that. We also had to search a bit for people to interview, as it’s being memorial day weekend meant that many people weren’t there.

The problem we encountered:
Memory. We should have brought an extra card.

So, yep!

Let the others of the group post!

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Week 4: Updates and Weekly Inspiration x2

THIS IS BENJAMIN AND GEORGIANA! 🙂

This is our weekly update!

Thanks for reading.

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Enviroment: Progress 2

Just kidding!

We went over film and audio techniques today. We’ll be filming for the first time on Saturday (either my grandfather or the Patchen Community Garden)! Ben and I are very excited.

So far, everyone we have met have been highly welcoming! And thus have encountered no problems!

Our goal for the video is to teach others the importance of urban gardening in relation to food and to inspire others to be involved.

Weekly Inspiration:

What are some challenges or difficulties you are facing as you begin production?

G: My only challenge is finding the time to film and balancing the externship with my final projects.

B: Pretty much the same! But I’m finishing school in a week and that will no longer be a problem!

How do you plan on tackling these challenges?

G: With lots and lots of planning. I’ll try to not procrastinate much. I have my days planned out for the next few weeks.

B: Planning!
What are you looking forward to working on? Is there a particular aspect of production you are especially excited about?

B: Interviews! And filming people! And what Georgiana says right after me!

G: I’m excited to visit some of the groups that we’ll be filming and see exactly what they do. I want to film!!! 😀

We Have Our Rights

Last week, our project had a small addition to the overall topic of the project, which was supposedly women’s rights, but our minds were shifted when a guess speaker visited The New School. The guest speaker was a employee from the non-profit organization known as the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), and the conversation that we had with her was very informative when it came to how people view the police in our city. Our conversation started with her introducing to us what CCRB is and what they do for their community, which was fight for the rights of people who said they had their rights abused or excessive force was used when they came in contact or maybe even confrontation with the police. Some people who visit the CCRB are people who actually have a legitamite complaint, but some people however do not. We spoke on how some people who come to the CCRB to file a complaint are actually in the wrong. Some people who stated that the police used excessive force actually spoke back and decided to resist arrest, and thus, the CCRB could not win the case for that person.

We discussed the ways to avoid police confrontation when approached by a policeman or woman. This discussion allowed us to change our project from only women’s rights, to people’s rights, which will include the rights of men and women, and possibly even how the police feel about this. We are attempting to gather information form as many people as possible, primarily from the areas that file the most complaints about their rights being abused by police and even by other people.

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