The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

Limited Pathways: The School-to-Prison Pipeline

The school-to-prison pipeline has been named a “phenomenon,” “disturbing national trend” and “epidemic” by civil-rights advocates and media entities when referring to the issue of youth being funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the

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BorderClick @ SDSU Downtown Gallery (English/Español)

BorderClick @ SDSU Downtown Gallery (English/Español)

SAN DIEGO. For the people outside of the San Diego State University gallery in downtown San Diego it was still a normal day. The city continued to function as always, not knowing what was going on at the gallery, not knowing the power of BorderClick. Thanks to an invitation by

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Border Click Connects Two Nations Through Art

Border Click Connects Two Nations Through Art

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, a group of young people gathered in City Heights for the first session of  The AjA Project’s Border Click project. Funded by the California Arts Council, Border Click was created in partnership with Tijuana artists Rebecca Goldschmidt and Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga as a multimedia art project to

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LGBTQIA+ Hoover Community by Mikaela Card

LGBTQIA+ Hoover Community by Mikaela Card

Administration and teachers like Hoover’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) advisor, Michael Heu, received “Out for Safe Schools” badges and posters by participating in an LGBTQIA+ student-led “Out for Safe Schools” training at Hoover High School. By wearing their badges on lanyards and displaying the posters in their classrooms, Hoover High School

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Hoover High: Home for Diversity by Jason Fletes

Hoover High: Home for Diversity by Jason Fletes

Photo by Jason Fletes
In the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, people of color fought for more equality in order to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans. The movement prompted the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which made it a federal crime to “by force

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Our Atmosphere by My Tien Danh and Magnifique Tuyisabe

 Photo by Magnifique Tuyisabe
During the 2013 annual California Clean-Up Day nearly 60,000 Californians volunteered to cleanup shorelines and inland waterways, and removed 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables…Where is all this trash coming from? – www.thankyouocean.org
“All the rainwater is collecting oil and trash from the streets and from

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How To Do a Cyanotype Pop Up AjA Style in 7 Steps

On April 23rd 2016, The AjA Project ,working in partnership with Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), set up a Cyanotype “Pop-Up” at Galeria 1881 in celebration of the 46th Annual Chicano Park Day. The Cyanotype Pop-Up was conceptualized as an event to both celebrate four years of STEAM programming

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