24 Nov The Next Generation Is Now: EVC Alum Spotlight
We at EVC are proud to celebrate our graduates from the past three decades whose documentaries have challenged us to think critically about pressing social issues in our lives. And we’re proud that they’ve gone on to make a difference in the world in countless ways — through the films they create, the communities they serve, and the students they teach.
Ahmed Edwards produced “We The People” when he was an EVC student back in 1992 about the history and current struggles of Native Americans — of particular relevance as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Now Assistant Principal at Harlem Renaissance HS, Ahmed brings his EVC experience to his students, teaching them to question everything and see that “history is everywhere.”
In The Next Generation Is Now video series, we will hear stories from other EVC alumni like Ahmed, as they reflect on their past films, and how they’re using their EVC experience to change the world today.
With your continued support, EVC can help the next generation of students to make their voices heard and be change agents in their communities. Please include a generous donation to EVC’s Annual Appeal in your year-end giving and help us reach our fundraising goal of $6,000 by the end of December. Each dollar you give contributes to the education of a future EVC youth producer. The next generation is now.
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EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshops, New Media Arts Apprenticeship, and Professional Development Programs are made possible with generous support from: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bay and Paul Foundations, Bloomberg, The Brenner Family Foundation, HBO, Jewish Communal Fund the National Board of Review, The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Open Society Foundations, The Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, The Office of New York City Council Member Corey Johnson, The Pinkerton Foundation, The W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Schumann Media Center, The After-School Corporation, The Taft Foundation, Variety New York, Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Wellspring Foundation, the Milton A. & Roslyn Z. Wolf Family Foundation Teacher of Conscience Fund, and you.