Periodically, TWN offers Senior, Youth and Community Media Workshops in collaboration with institutions and organizations based in New York City. Past workshops have included the SU-CASA Senior Media Workshop in Flushing, the NYWIFT Immigrant/First Generation Women Production Workshop and the Asian Girls Empowerment Through Media Workshop (AGEM). Senior, Youth and Community Media Workshops are free.
In 2020, media students worked virtually along with film teacher Yung-Jen Yang to learn how to film and edit on their phones. The Su-Casa program has been made possible with support in part from public funds through the NYC Council in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department of the Aging. Special thanks to City Council member Peter Koo.
This workshop is aimed at emerging immigrant women activists, and uses a participatory video approach in which everyone gets to try all aspects of creating collaborative documentary shorts. Participants will work together to make several videos that address common concerns, exploring video production, camera and sound equipment.
On June 2015, 24 women of immigrant and first generation backgrounds of all ages came together for an intense one day video production workshop. Together, they produced a series of three short videos: COMING AND LIVING IN AMERICA, BORDERS INSIDE AND OUT and LUNA’S STORY: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCEPTING YOURSELF. Presented by New York Women in Film and Television and taught by Third World Newsreel, this media project was made possible through support from City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of New York City.