Proposals U.S.A.

USA: Cahuilla Language Revitalization Project

With only two fluent speakers of the critically endangered Cahuilla language remaining, this project is aimed at increasing awareness and interest of the target language in the community which we hope will eventually lead to the restoration of intergenerational language transmission. We hope to accomplish this through the creation of an online radio program and youtube videos which will be shared on our website and various social media outlets.

USA: Community-Driven Tuscarora Talking Dictionary

This talking dictionary is intended to include and empower our L2 Tuscarora language students by giving them a voice on a digital platform that represents the Tuscarora language as it exists today. This talking dictionary will include audio clips of members of our language program and students of the language on a digital platform to ensure accessibility and ease anxieties that come with trying to pronounce a sometimes impenetrable orthography.

U.S.A.: Global Action Classroom (GAC)

We seek to connect youth globally so they may learn and inspire the children in their communities to take action to improve local environments. We successfully established partnerships in various countries to create online interactive classrooms. The next phase will expand to additional countries and connect through team-based blogging system to share media, stories, comments to develop a deeper sense of youth participation to empower communities

U.S.A. and Bulgaria: Image and Print

​The Unfinished Picture Project would like to facilitate a multimedia investigation of New Orleans, Louisiana and Varna, Bulgaria. Groups of young people in each location will use creative blogging and photography to populate online maps of their communities; they will use social media to share these maps with each other and the world. The collaborative mapping project will also result in a combined publication and exhibition.

USA: Combating Islamic Radicalization on Somali American Youth

I am proposing combating Islamic radicalization on Somali's youth in Minneapolis. I will address the root causes of Islamic radicalization, the scale and the effects on the Somali community. I will address discussion Islamic radicalization literature, shed a light the existing literature focuses too narrowly on certain aspects on Islam, such as “Jihad”—the Islamic holy war against non-believers or non Muslims, and vulnerable Youth.

USA: A Circle of Stories

A CIRCLE OF STORIES will share the personal,family and traditional stories of Indigenous people through short videos made with new media,smartphones,tablets and digital video.Facilitating inter-cultural dialogue and increasing community interactions,these online stories will deepen public understanding of Native Americans as multi-dimensional individuals.


Round Dance Cinema will fuse the dynamic stories of Indigenous people with the sharing capabilities of online media.This project will fuse short videos created by Native Americans using smartphones,digital cameras and internet into an online, intertribal film festival. Creating these short films will increase communication between tribal people, while augmenting public awareness about First Nations people as multi-dimensional individuals.

USA: The Way We Live Now

Mainstream media relegates North American Native people to the past, as stoic images in old photographs or stereotypes in “Western” films. As a Creek/Cherokee woman,I meet people who are surprised that Native Americans still exist. “The Way We Live Now” will help Indigenous people to create short videos and place them online in a curated online venue that displays Natives interacting with daily life in modern ways and dispels stereotypes.

USA: Independent Global Citizen

Independent Global Citizen is a platform to tell positive stories about Africans helping Africans. I want to use social media as a storytelling tool to help those helping others.