This article highlights Education/Connection/Action (ECA), a locally developed community pedagogy deployed at a youth activism summer camp that served as a site for a community/academic teaching and research collaboration. Youth considered connections between a set of issues, including a local ban on Ethnic Studies, the School-to-Prison Pipeline, and Youth Sexuality, Health, and Rights. They drew from lived and learned literacies to inform participatory media projects that critically and creatively address restrictions on access to local knowledges and information with particular relevance to youth sexuality, health, and rights (broadly defined). In highlighting youth voices, desires, and needs across distinct youth communities, their collaborative productions demonstrate coalitional potential and a collective call for change.
Licona, Adela C., and J. Gonzales. “Education/Connection/Action: Community Literacies and Shared Knowledges as Creative Productions for Social Justice.” Community Literacy Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, 2013, pp. 9–20, doi:10.25148/clj.8.1.009321.