A different perspective

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It’s to give them alternative means of expressing themselves, rather than violence and self-destructive behaviors,” said Elizabeth Converse, executive director of California Living Histories, a nonprofit organization that provides art and literacy programs for youngsters in Pasadena, Sierra Madre and other San Gabriel Valley cities. “It gets them out of their homes. Most of their families have both parents working or not around, or might have a negative environment, or might be foster kids,” said Converse, who was the exhibit’s project manager. Digital cameras were given to the teens, who then were taught how to download and work with the photos in a computer laboratory at John Muir High School. The participants also did their writing in the lab. “We use photography as a language,” Converse explained. “We taught them how to notice and share their visions of their own lives and communities and families. It’s visual literacy, and the kids really need a voice and need to express themselves.” Marquasha Kitchen, 13, an eighth-grader at Charles Eliot Middle School, focused on her 14-year-old friend and role model, Pasadena High School freshman Taylor Walk. The two like to chat on the phone and go to church together. “She taught me that you shouldn’t worry about when people are talking about you,” Kitchen said. “Just keep doing what you have to do and get good grades.” Kitchen expressed interest in being a National Geographic photographer when the idea of traveling to other countries to shoot pictures was presented to her. “I hope I get a camera for Christmas so I can keep taking pictures,” she said. Converse noted that some of the students involved don’t have digital cameras and computers at home like the ones made available to them during the summer course. “They are vulnerable to poverty, gang activity and poor schools,” she said. “They do not have access to this kind of technology in their homes, necessarily.” Terrell Joyce, 12, who attends Blair International Baccalaureate School, said he doesn’t think his father, Sylvester Joyce III, noticed when he took an intense close-up at Louisiana Fried Chicken & Doughnuts while they were eating. His father, a construction worker, appears sweaty, tattooed and wearing torn, white tank top. “I got to know what it felt like to be a photographer,” said Terrell, whose 18-year-old brother, C.J., also took the summer class. Converse said the $25,000 project was funded by the California Council for the Humanities, the Flintridge Foundation and the Pasadena Community Foundation, along with private donors. At 3 p.m. today, award-winning novelist and journalist Jervey Tervalon, who helped teach the summer class, will lead a panel discussion about the significance of the teens’ work. “They’re being treated as real (college) candidates, just as if they went to a magnet school,” Converse said. “They have the same innate gifts and talents, and they’re fascinating. What they have to say is absolutely mesmerizing. They’re not different than any other youth – they just don’t have the same opportunities.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Their visions are free from bullets, blood and brawls. The photographs and words that will decorate the walls of the Jackie Robinson Community Center beginning this afternoon show smiling faces, scenic views and beautiful buildings – a softer side of life in Northwest Pasadena as seen through the eyes of 25 of the area’s teenagers. In the past year, the city’s troubled northwest corner has been riddled with gang activity and multiple homicides. The last week of September alone saw the murders of two young people, including a 17-year-old boy. But the exhibit, titled, “New Words-New Visions,” the culmination of an intensive five-week writing and photography class, is a welcome ray of sunshine in an area sometimes viewed as gloomy and dangerous. last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgBY Jimmy Duffy: COMMUNITY HALLAnother round of activities got under way in Annagry Hall. Crochet classes started in Annagry Hall on Wednesday last, but names are still being taking for this course. Pilates is back again from Monday morning January 12th and Set Dancing resumes that evening at 8pm, Guitar lessons continue on Wednesday evenings from 4.30pm. To get further information or to book a place on any of our activities contact 087 1935066, 074 9562591 or email [email protected] TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Annagry Boxing Club will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday January 14th starting at 10 pm. Teams of four, €20 per table.SCHOOL OF DANCING Classes resume on Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th January in Teach Jack Glassagh and Tuesday 13th in The Naomh Mhuire GAA Clubhouse. Ballet, Modern, Tap Dance, HipHop and Dancercise Fitness. 3 years – Adults. New students are welcome. Information contact Deirdre 087 2632486.NIGHT AT THE RACESMany race goers attended the Annual Night at the races held by the Naomh Muire GAA Club in Sharkey’s Lounge Annagry recently. Lucky punters on the night were Robbie O’Donnell (Senior) Annagry East,Cathleen McGinley Calhame, Eugene Doherty Meenbanad, James McDevitt Annagry West, Mary Hugo Ward Belcruit, Mally Boyle Loughanure, Neil McBride Loughanure, Liam Duffy Annagry East, Tomás Duffy Meenacreave, A.G.B Culacrick, Patricia Rodgers Bunaman, Paula Gallagher Ranafast, Alec McDyer Kerrytown, Geraldine McBride and Bronagh McGinley Scoil Naomh Dubhthach Anagaire, Dan and Ashling c/o Daniel Gallagher Railway Road Loughanure, Martin Moore Loughanure, Peadar Ó Dubhtaigh Rann na Feirste, Lee Boyle Mullaghderg, Leanne Boyle Glen Road Annagry, Shane Doherty Calhame and Luke Neely Dungloe. Race sponsors were Josie Joe Boyle Larsen Cabs, Patrick McGinley, Tony Doherty, Seamus Rodgers, Paul McDevitt, Paul Gallagher, Owenie McGarvey, Paddy Forker, Gary Boyle and Údarás na Gaeltachta. Charlie and Ciaran Cannon listed the horses competing. The winner on the Auction Race was Robbie O’Donnell (Junior) Annagry East. The club wish to extend thanks to the management and staff of Sharkey’s Bar, the buyers and sellers of horses, all who placed bets on the night, sponsors and Charlie and Ciaran Cannon. The net profit on the night was €4,300. Míle buiochas do achan dhuine a chuidigh, agus Blian Úr faoi mhaise on fhochumann do ar muintir sa bhaile agus as shiubal as baile.100+ DRAWThe following people who won in the 100+ November Draw co-ordinated by Naomh Muire CLG were €500 Patrick McGinley jnr, Meenacreave. €200 Seamus Grant Anagaire. €100 each Marie McGarvey Loch an Iúir, Tony M Sharkey Bún na mBeann, John A O’Donnell Anagaire. €50 each Roseleen McGarvey Cnoc a’ Stolaire, Harry Harden Mín Doire na Slúa, Anne Marie Sweeney Loch an Iúir, John Rúa Croithslí, Lorraine Boyle Beal na Cruite, Aidan Hughes Mullachdubh, Therese Doherty Min Bannáid, Anne Boyle(Gillespie) Mullachdubh. Happy New Year to all our patrons and sellers, your contributions to our club are greatly appreciated.LOWER ROSSES MAYORFirst to declare his canditure in the forthcoming Mayoral Election sponsored by the Naomh Muire GAA Club is John Noel Sharkey Annagry West. We wish John Noel and the candidates yet to confirm entering the election the best of luck. LOTTOThere was no winner of the €2 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for December 26th . The numbers drawn were. matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on December 31st is €2. If you’re not in, you can’t win!CONTACTSFor inclusion in Annagry Community Notes send your message to [email protected] before 6 o’clock on Sunday evenings. DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annagry newsJimmy Duffylast_img read more

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