Coming Up: Youth Empowerment

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Saturday, November 17, 2018
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. PST

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The experience and perspectives of young people does not figure as prominently as it should in our discourse about the state and future of cities.  Film and new media provide a rich and immediate way for youth to convey their insights. This program features a collection of incredible short works all created by - or for - young people ranging from middle school to young adults.  Panelists include youth filmmakers and their adult allies working at the intersection of youth development and art.


Rise Up (2 min, MARLEY NELSON, 2017)

A look at a young woman's experience with activism and leadership.

We Are People (2 min, JULES RETZLAFF , 2018)

A day in the life of a young organizer.

"Fenced In" (2 min, Lily Yu, 2015)

Oakland youth pushes back against the environmental pollution in her neighborhood

This is February (3 min, Lilit Barsagyahan, Sherissa Go, 2018)

The streets of San Francisco offers two young people a chance to grow and change



Julia Retzlaf  Director, “We Are People”

JoMae Santos,featured in “We Are People” fIlm

Lily Yu, Director, “We Are People”


Lily Yu

Invited Speaker


Julia Retzlaf

Invited Speaker


JoMae Santos

Invited Speaker


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