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Our Turn Our Turn: Empowering, collaborative, compassionate media. Made for youth, by youth. Our world today is connected at an unprecedented level. Yet, it feels as though we continue to be divided.

Our media is just one of the many factors that has contributed to this divisiveness. But Our Turn is changing that. Our communication technology is not just an opportunity, but an obligation to use it for the greater good. By creating an inclusive space for young individuals that can be accessed from and enhanced by something as easy as your phone, our goal is to empower our next generation of leaders to work together and solve our most pressing issues. The focus of this initiative is not just to post content, it's about starting the conversation. After that, we hope that our Media Activism Toolkit can be used as the next steps for agents of change. Each episode will focus on a topic, offer insight from varying perspectives, and lastly seek to find the right questions to ask and solutions to propose. We'll also be connecting you with some Activist Spotlights - a segment intended to break up the depressing overflow that floods our news. There are incredible young individuals out there who are making monumental strides for a better tomorrow. With a collective of youth activists from around the world, whom all aim for peace, acceptance, empowerment and compassion, Our Turn will offer a global, youth perspective like never before.

Mission: Our communication technology is not just an opportunity, but an obligation to use it for the greater good. By creating an inclusive space for young individuals that can be accessed from and enhanced by something as easy as your phone, our goal is to empower our next generation of leaders to work together and solve our most pressing issues. The focus of this initiative is not just to post content, it's about starting the conversation. After that, we hope that our Media Activism Toolkit can be used as the next steps for agents of change. Each episode will focus on a topic, offer insight from varying perspectives, and lastly seek to find the right questions to ask and solutions to propose.

We're back at it!
09/07/2016

We're back at it!

06/10/2016
Global Correspondent: Morocco

To continue our discussion on #Islamophobia, Bianca sat down with Meryem, one of her previous exchange sisters, to discuss Islam, #DonaldDrumpf and Western media representations of Islam for this segment of Global Correspondent Perspective.

06/02/2016
CAIR

We think if you watch our latest video with a dose of Islamophobin, all will be well with the world. ;-)

WATCH: #CAIR to Offer ‘#ISLAMOPHOBIN’ at ICNA-MAS Convention in Baltimore

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/26/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it will offer attendees at this weekend’s ICNA-MAS convention in Baltimore, Md., the opportunity to obtain “ISLAMOPHOBIN®,” a mock-medicine designed to “cure” Islamophobia.

SEE: Can CAIR’s Comedy Crush Islamophobia?
http://www.mediaite.com/online/can-cairs-comedy-crush-islamophobia/
CAIR: What if there were a medicine to make someone less prejudiced? (Washington Post)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/05/26/what-if-there-were-a-medicine-to-make-someone-less-prejudiced/
Muslim Organization Touts Chewing Gum as Cure-All for Islamophobia
http://abcnews.go.com/US/muslim-organization-touts-chewing-gum-cure-islamophobia/story?id=39376744
Seeing radical Muslims everywhere you look? Try ‘Islamophobin’!
http://religionnews.com/2016/05/25/seeing-radical-muslims-everywhere-you-look-try-islamophobin/

DONATE to the ISLAMOPHOBIN Campaign:
https://www.cair.com/donations/general-donation/campaign/#/donation

[NOTE: The 41st ICNA-MAS Annual Convention will be held May 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center. ISLAMOPHOBIN may be obtained at CAIR’s booth (Booths 502 and 601) in the convention bazaar beginning at noon on May 28.)

“We urge ICNA-MAS convention attendees to visit CAIR’s booth in the bazaar and obtain ISLAMOPHOBIN to help create public awareness in their local communities about rising Islamophobia,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “The positive impact of this campaign can be measured by the fact that it has gone viral on social media.”

He added that the ISLAMOPHOBIN campaign is designed to empower people who see the rise in Islamophobia and seek to challenge it using satire and humor.

Awad said ISLAMOPHOBIN mugs and T-shirts will also be available at CAIR’s booth, as will cut-outs of all the remaining presidential candidates. Visitors to CAIR’s booth will be asked to take selfies with those candidate cut-outs as a vote on which one they believe should receive a package of ISLAMOPHOBIN.

CAIR yesterday launched the satirical public awareness campaign to challenge growing Islamophobia in America with the distribution of ISLAMOPHOBIN, described on its packaging as “Multi-Symptom Relief for Chronic Islamophobia,” and the release of a faux television commercial for the product. (NOTE: ISLAMOPHOBIN is actually sugar-free-chewing gum. Use #ISLAMOPHOBIN.)

ISLAMOPHOBIN is available for purchase at www.amazon.com. GO TO: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FXYYZ7G
WATCH: Mock ISLAMOPHOBIN TV Commercial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s57kPS_gjM

The Washington-based civil rights organization has documented an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide recently, prompted at least in part by anti-Muslim rhetoric employed by public figures like Donald Trump.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

If you believe your rights have been violated, you may call CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or email [email protected].

Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, [email protected]

06/01/2016
Islamophobia in Mainstream Media

How have mainstream media and pop culture made it easier for Islamophobia to rear its ugly head now more than ever? What can we do to change this script and support our Muslim and Arab brothers and sisters?

It's that time again! When grassroots media means making your living room into a studio. #grassrootsmedia #womeninfilm #...
05/30/2016

It's that time again! When grassroots media means making your living room into a studio. #grassrootsmedia #womeninfilm #youthmedia #youthactivism #gratefulformyroomateswholetusdothis

05/19/2016

Mel recently sat down with Margaux Inocando from FundLife International­. Hear about her experience working with children in the Philippines who suffer from PTSD after a natural disaster. It takes a community of people to build support for youth after these traumatic events. #ItTakesAVillage #ActivistSpotlight

05/09/2016
Our Turn

Bachelor Degree to Barista... What is underemployment and how has it effected your post-grad job search? Have you gotten creative in creating your dream job? We'd love to hear from you!

Happy May Day everyone! Our Turn is dedicated to all issues affecting our younger generations. Sadly, underemployment is an issue that is only getting worse for us. Learn more with Melissa Dela Cruz about how deeply embedded underemployment on a global level. Leave us a comment about what you think we can do to change the script. We'll be looking for video submissions on reactions to this video for our Word on the Street coming soon! Stay tuned.

To watch this video with captions, see our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjpMl5uJX9c

xoxo, Mel, Corinne & Bianca

05/01/2016
Underemployment

Happy May Day everyone! Our Turn is dedicated to all issues affecting our younger generations. Sadly, underemployment is an issue that is only getting worse for us. Learn more with Melissa Dela Cruz about how deeply embedded underemployment on a global level. Leave us a comment about what you think we can do to change the script. We'll be looking for video submissions on reactions to this video for our Word on the Street coming soon! Stay tuned.

To watch this video with captions, see our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjpMl5uJX9c

xoxo, Mel, Corinne & Bianca

Let us know if you're working in the field related to your degree for our upcoming episode! If you'd like to submit a se...
04/26/2016
Underemployment

Let us know if you're working in the field related to your degree for our upcoming episode! If you'd like to submit a selfie video to be included, please email [email protected].

We want to know if you are working the field related to your degree.

04/26/2016

Hey there everyone!

It was brought to our attention recently that our videos haven't been accessible to the deaf community. We're sorry about that! Thank you Gregor Lopes for making us aware of this misstep on our part. From now on we will be sure to include captions on all of our videos to be inclusive to the deaf community.

At Our Turn we are all about accessibility, but we admit that we aren't perfect. We want all of our community to be able to appreciate and love our videos. We believe in conversation over content and want to work with you in having these important conversations. We want your feedback; send us a message and let us know what you think about how we can work to make these conversations more accessible to all communities!

Much love xoxo,
Corinne

04/25/2016
Our Turn

Hear from Ife Paulino-Arias about what we can tangibly do to create change and end the culture of sexual violence on our college campuses.

Our Turn sits down with Karmenife Paulino, artist behind the recently viral photoshoot Reclamation to talk survivorship, rape culture and what we all need to do to end this system of sexual violence. Thank you for sharing your story, Karmen

04/20/2016
Our Turn

Stand in solidarity with all survivors this April during #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth. Break the silence, break the gender binary & break the stigma of shame around talking about sex in America. Share our video!

The current rape culture we live in is an epidemic. Rape culture is not a theory or a political topic. It is personal. It is me, it is you, it is all of us. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, educate your friends by sharing this video.

04/19/2016

Hey New York, get out and vote today!

Awe shucks, our livestream on Facebook isn't working! #thestruggleofgrassrootsmedia but we are taking tons of vids and w...
04/13/2016

Awe shucks, our livestream on Facebook isn't working! #thestruggleofgrassrootsmedia but we are taking tons of vids and we'll have a full video posted soon!

But being here is like the happiest moment of our lives! #yousayyouwantarevolution #feelthebern #bernieatwashingtonsquare

04/13/2016

Bernie Sanders rally

So many people feelin the Bern!
04/13/2016

So many people feelin the Bern!

04/08/2016
Reclamation & survivorship with Karmenife Paulino

Our Turn sits down with Karmenife Paulino, artist behind the recently viral photoshoot Reclamation to talk survivorship, rape culture and what we all need to do to end this system of sexual violence. Thank you for sharing your story, Karmen

Last night the Our Turn team had a 4 hour long meeting to discuss our big dreams! We have some serious goals for this me...
04/07/2016

Last night the Our Turn team had a 4 hour long meeting to discuss our big dreams! We have some serious goals for this media platform and cannot wait to grow with all of you!

What do you dream big about? Share in the comments below, we want to help you reach all those goals!

04/04/2016
Activist Spotlight: Beirut Syndrome

What does it mean to produce real time journalism in a politically-tense climate? Learn from Sarah and Kareem who started the Beirut Syndrome to provide an honest media source in their country.

04/03/2016
Sex Positive Education in Holland

So, what does a sex-positive education look like? Our Global Correspondent, Britt, describes growing up in Holland where they start with a sex-positive education at age 5!

04/01/2016
Rape Culture & changing the conversation

The current rape culture we live in is an epidemic. Rape culture is not a theory or a political topic. It is personal. It is me, it is you, it is all of us. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, educate your friends by sharing this video.

03/31/2016
HuffPost Black Voices

"The smallest actions can lead to the biggest changes." We agreee, Maya, we agree

Maya Penn started her first company when she was only 8, now she's inspiring others to change the world.

03/30/2016

Let's talk about sex (education), baby! Episode releasing Friday! 💪🏽 #StopRapeEducate

03/30/2016
HuffPost Black Voices

Some things need to change in our school system.

These students brilliantly explain what's wrong with the school system.

**trigger warning: rape and sexual assault**Have you seen the viral photoshoot #Reclamation yet? We sat down with Karmen...
03/29/2016
Sexual Assault Survivor Stages Powerful S&M Photos At Frat Where She Was Raped

**trigger warning: rape and sexual assault**

Have you seen the viral photoshoot #Reclamation yet? We sat down with Karmenife for a special edition of the next episode. Corinne talks with her about the process of reporting rape on campus and how this photoshoot helped Karmen heal from her campus victim blaming her. She is such an empowering force for survivors, can't wait to share the interview with you all!

"I thought: I need to do something where I can reclaim this space and just exist," Karmenife Paulino explained.

Hey guys,My heart is hurting so much with this news, we need to talk about this. Trans and genderqueer folks are 5 times...
03/28/2016
Transgender Woman Raped In Stonewall Inn Bathroom

Hey guys,

My heart is hurting so much with this news, we need to talk about this. Trans and genderqueer folks are 5 times more likely to be raped than cis-women and 21 times more likely to be raped than cis-men. Rape culture is thinking you're in a safe queer space as a trans woman, and getting raped. Rape culture is focusing the story around that "perfect rape" trope, excluding conversations about LGBTQ folks who get raped, Native American women who get raped, men who get raped, folks who get raped by significant others.

Our episode will be coming out on Friday and we are talking about rape culture this month. Please take this moment to have this conversation with your loved ones. Stand with me, stand with all survivors in love and support.

Sending love (xoxo),
C

The incident happened on Saturday night when the 25-year-old victim was inside a single-occupancy unisex bathroom at the bar on Christopher Street.

03/24/2016

A sneaky shot of our founder Bianca editing our next episode for y'all 🙈🎥

03/22/2016

In yet another moment of darkness, if we remember to stand together, there will be light. We are Brussels, we are Istanbul, we are Ankara. We are one. Thoughts and prayers for all of those grieving.

03/20/2016

April is sexual assault awareness month so we will be talking about rape culture and how to change the conversation to be more sex positive in our next episode.

Corinne got to sit down with Karmenife Paulino, a student activist who created Reclamation. A photoshoot that shows how rape survivors can reclaim spaces that caused them harm. A photoshoot that shows that rape survivors are not weak.

If you haven't already seen her viral photoshoot, check it out here: http://thereclamationwesleyan.tumblr.com

We'd like to thank Kareem and Sarah of Beirut Syndrome for taking the time to speak with us today. It was incredible to ...
03/16/2016

We'd like to thank Kareem and Sarah of Beirut Syndrome for taking the time to speak with us today. It was incredible to learn about their work in critical media as young journalists in Beirut. Catch them on our next Activist Spotlight in April!

03/15/2016
HuffPost Queer Voices

Young people know what's up. What would make America great again? Building bridges instead of walls.

In their own words, these teens powerfully explain why they don't want you to vote for Donald J. Trump

03/14/2016
Upworthy Video

They're doing the same things, why are their experiences so different?

Progress is happening, but racism is still a problem in the U.S. (via Brave New Films)

This is so powerful. Students have so much influence, so many revolutionary moments have stemmed from student activism. ...
03/14/2016
How black, Latino and Muslim college students organized to stop Trump's rally in Chicago

This is so powerful. Students have so much influence, so many revolutionary moments have stemmed from student activism. 🙌🏾

When black, Muslim and Latino student activists at the University of Illinois at Chicago heard last week that Donald Trump was planning a rally on campus, they did what any good organizers do in 2016: They went online.

03/12/2016
Upworthy

Listen to kids! They know how they learn best

These kids have some heartfelt advice for their teachers. (via Brain Highways)

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