내일(5/15) 리빙리터러시 시간 전반부에는 손님을 한 분 맞이할 예정입니다.
캐나다교포이기도 한 크리스 강 선생님인데
탈경계학교(schools without borders)의 설립자이시지요.
브라질 네트워크가 있어서, 촌닭들의 브라질 여행을 추진한다면 브라질에서 접속할 수 있을까 싶어,
작년에 소개받았던 학교이기도 해요.
내일 2시에 공연팀 환영공연을 현관에서 하고
마루에서 한 시간 정도 탈경계학교 소개 및 간담회를 갖도록 하겠습니다.
한국어가 능숙하지는 않지만, 한국어 말하기 조금, 듣는 것은 더 잘 하신다고 하는데
유니와 함께 간담회를 진행할 예정입니다.

그리고 3시부터 이어서 오늘의 비디오컨퍼런스 리뷰를 비롯한
리빙리터러시 수업을 이어가도록 하지요.

참고로 탈경계학교(무경계라고 해야할까...) 소개를 간단하게 첨부합니다.
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About SWB
Schools Without Borders (SWB) is a youth-run, Canadian charity that is responding to the need to make learning more accessible for today's youth.

What We Do
In partnership with dynamic and established NGOs in Canada, Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, India, and Thailand, SWB provides hands-on/project-based learning experiences for today's youth that:

1. Create positive spaces for young people to develop their skills, experiences and confidence;

2. Provide guidance for youth to turn raw idealism into responsible action;

3. Build durable community networks that allow youth to learn from each other by sharing their culture and experiences.

Currently we run Community Projects in Brazil and Kenya, Volunteer Placements abroad, arts-based community development initiatives and are creating a youth resource centre with the "Re-Mix" project in Toronto.

Our Mission
To develop lasting learning communities through innovative youth-led initiatives that facilitate youth engagement and responsible leadership.

Our Vision
Encouraging youth to "be connected, get informed, and start something." At Schools Without Borders we believe in the power and strength of young people to make meaningful contributions towards the betterment of their own communities and the world at large. We have seen the positive and multiplying effects that accessible learning can have on today's youth and will continue to develop effective tools and resources to further engage young people worldwide.

Ponto BR Community Photography Program [Rio de JaneiroBrazil]
At the end of 2006, SWB successfully ran a 6-week pilot photography program at the Ponto BR Project, in Vila Aliança. The program involved 9 youth, who shot over 40 rolls of film during the course of the program. The participants were given simple point-and-shoot cameras and assignments to fulfill each week. The course was designed to be accessible by people from all skill levels. Covering the most basic technical concepts of photography, more emphasis was placed on individual creativity and personal expression of each youth. By projects-end, each student chose 15 of their best photos and put together their own portfolio. We are conducting further evaluation of the course and developing curriculum for a sustainable year-long media arts program with IBISS and Ponto BR.

Gramacho Film Project [Rio de JaneiroBrazil]
Two years ago SWB began working with a young group of recyclers at one of South America’s largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho. The group was in the midst of a battle with local officials who wanted to privatize the landfill, which would result in the displacement of a community of 40 000 people. In response, the youth in the community created a collectors movement and undertook the production of their own documentary film about the consequences of the city’s plan to close the site. The collective has made strong strides with the local government, currently in the midst of negotiating construction of their own recycling plant. The collectors themselves are documenting every step of this process. We look forward to having a full-length film by the end of 2007.

Turning The Tables [Havana, Cuba] 
Turning the Tables was SWB’s fi rst ever hip-hop exchange. Bringing together youth from Toronto with a group of hip hop artists from Havana, Cuba, the project focused on building a recording studio in Havana while participating in the Almendares Hip Hop Festival. The Canadian participants trained themselves in sound engineering for two months before the project at Inner City Visions (Toronto) in preparation. Overcoming numerous obstacles, participants embraced the Cuban way of “inventos” - fi nding creative responses to their many challenges. Turning the Tables’ impact was profound beyond the means of hip-hop, off ering an incredible learning opportunity while developing tangible life-skills for the participants. Many of the Turning the Tables youth continue to design and lead projects in Toronto. ]

Creativity Unleashed [Toronto, Canada] 
In response to Toronto’s “summer of the gun” SWB worked with the UN-mandated University for Peace to host 10 dynamic Brazilian community practioners/ animators from IBISS as part of Creativity Unleashed: Community Innovations to Build Urban Peace. This exchange took to the streets of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with a series of arts-based workshops, open dialogues, school/community visits and performances. People-to-people exchanges were especially profound as youth from diverse backgrounds were able to connect through activities such as graffi ti, break dancing and percussion, to name a few. From these activities came dialogue, rich with global perspectives on issues ranging from identity to urban, structural and cultural violence. 

Blitz Film Camp [Toronto, Canada] 
In October of 2006 SWB worked with Mobile Jam Fest, Canadian Heritage, The National Film Board and the Grassroots Youth Collaborative to deliver an intensive three-day film workshop. The goal of Blitz was for small groups of youth to produce two-minute video pieces on the theme of identity to submit to The Mobile Jam Fest (MJF) for the opportunity to win $10K in tuition to any university in Canada. Six young professional fi lmmakers acted as facilitators and executive producers for the projects and guided the process for the groups. Blitz was a success beyond expectations. One of the films won the top prize at MJF and SWB is now working on growing the initiative with support from ArtReach. 


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