A Fallen Leaf Production: Meet Us On The Sidewalk

FAANMailFAANMail, which stands for Fostering Activism & Alternatives Now!, is a media literacy and activism project formed by young women of color in Philadelphia.

In addition to their other initiatives like working to protest the Ethnic Studies Ban in Arizona, empowering young women to critique, produce, and distribute media, and being active in the movement to end street harassment, FAANMail also produces a special video series of “Talk Backs” in which women of color respond to media that contributes to their dehumanization and make the call for alternative forms of media that are uplifting and not oppressing.

On April 13th, 2013 the women of FAANMail as well as other activists from groups like  PoppynGALSPhilly Youth Poetry MovementPhiladelphia Futures, and others took to the streets in Philadelphia for social action in observance of Anti-Street Harassment Week. Their efforts were documented in this video produced by Kara Lief.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW



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I’m a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities.

“Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian” is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. Kara Lieff says:

    Thank you very much for sharing! I’m glad you enjoyed the video.

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