Stories

Honors Senior English, Oakland School for the Arts

United States

  • City, State: Oakland, CA
  • Geographic Location: North America


Submissions

Monday, July 20, 2009 5:09 PM

This story was created as part of a 2008 education pilot project between I.M.O.W. and Oakland School for the Arts. The video is a response to the Malaysian Everywoman story from the Women, Power and Politics exhibition. The character Mak Bedah promotes democracy by delivering political-minded messages to the catchy beat of American pop songs.

We wanted to show our support for the Malaysian women's political movement, so we created our version of the hip-hop song "Tell Me When to Go." We hope our video will encourage people internationally to get involved in the democratic process and the trajectory of their country's future.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:57 PM

This video was put together by three students from the Oakland School for the Arts. Anais Kane and Chetina Hunter are in the vocal emphasis, while Knia Ward is in the dance department. The original song and choreography in the video were inspired by their study of women through the exhibition "Women, Power and Politics" by the International Museum of Women. This song and the interpretive dance is an empowerment piece for women; it encourages women to use their power and fight for their goals.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:51 PM

My two paintings represent the effect stories about powerful, strong women in the "Women, Power and Politics" exhibition have had on me. It is also a tribute to all strong women in my life. I was inspired by a quote by Bosayna Kamel, from the story, Egypt: We are Watching You. She says, "Change won't come suddenly. It'll come step by step. Our first step was to open our eyes." The butterfly, an ancient symbol of the soul and of freedom, goes through a slow, step-by-step change... just as I did through my experience with I.M.O.W.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:00 AM

This is a slide show created by 3 students from Oakland School for Arts. We came together to create the slide show with audio, literature, and image.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:00 AM

I am a student in Ms. G's class, and I actually wrote two poems for the same power point. This is just the first one, so please bare with me.

Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:00 AM

The objective of this poem is to commemorate sex traffickers in third world countries. There are many nameless and faceless girls and women that endure these kind of horrific lifestyles everyday. In this poem, I hope to shed light on this devastating issue for all those faceless, voiceless girls.


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