The Possibility Project
“Letters to the Editor, Live” Convenes Child Welfare Stakeholders to Discuss Media Coverage
The Imprint recently hosted its first event in New York City, soliciting live “letters to the editor” to spark conversation about what’s missing from media coverage of child welfare. Family defense lawyers, reporters, adoptive parents, caseworkers and former foster youth shared their insights during the June 27 panel, which was moderated by The Imprint’s northeast editor Michael Fitzgerald and held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
New York’s Possibility Project Helps At-Risk Youth Write, Produce, Perform Stage Plays
Niquana Clark of Harlem never imagined she’d become a famous actress. By the end of high school, she hadn’t performed in front of a large audience, was living in foster care, and was on the verge of dropping out of school.
What if Harry Potter Told His Own Orphan Story? Three Film Programs Give Foster Youth Their Own Voice
Depictions of parentless characters in film range from fantastical (James Bond, Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Cinderella) to more realistic (Oliver Twist, Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”). Rarely have these depictions included an account from the child about what happened and how it affected them.