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[CJM] For What We Hold 2021 - Teens Create Audio


The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco invites teens from all backgrounds to create audio pieces reflecting on something they are exploring about their heritage or family life.  Teens participate in three sessions in which they meet with audio, media, and hip-hop artists, to learn pathways and skills for a new media creation.  Teens create their recording over the course of two months, at their own pace. Submitted audios are then brought together to produce What We Hold! This project is open to all interested teens.  Sign-up! For What We Hold 2021, teens are invited create audio through a guided process by participating in three artist led sessions. Each of the skill sessions is offered three times (A Sunday, a Wednesday, and a Thursday), teens are asked to select one of each sessions’ time offerings that works for them. Submissions due at the end of December. This year we are offering the skill building sessions virtually for our first time – making participation possible, no matter where teens are based.  

  • Session 1 Artistry, Finding your Story (+interview skills) with hip-hop artist Dan Wolf 10/18 | 2-4pm or 10/21 | 3:30-5:30pm or 10/22 | 3:30-5:30pm Session 2 Collecting Media and Story Boarding with media artist Shaina Shealy  

  • 11/15 | 2-4pm or 11/18 | 3:30-5:30pm or 11/19 | 3:30-5:30pm

  • Session 3 Creating the Final Piece and Audio Editing with media artist Shaina Shealy     12/02 | 3:30-5:30pm or 12/03 | 3:30-5:30pm or 12/13 | 2-4pm 

Questions? Email us at teens@thecjm.org ABOUT THE ARTIST EDUCATORS Shaina Shealy: Shaina Shealy is an award-winning journalist producing radio out of PRX's Snap Judgment in Oakland, CA. Many of her stories are driven by her interest in women's health and safety, the Middle East, and food. Shealy is also a journalist fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and reports on stories about engaged spirituality. In addition to Snap Judgment, Shealy’s stories have been distributed by outlets including Public Radio InternationalNational Public Radio, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women's Media Foundation, and others. Dan Wolf: Dan Wolf is a hip-hop artist who works with rap, theater, personal narrative, and history to give voice to the problematic world we live in. Wolf’s multi-sensory work draws its power from years of experience working, teaching, and performing with the critically acclaimed hip-hop music and theatre collective Felonious. His debut album Blood and Bones, Skin and Scars is a fearless exploration of ideals, values, and vulnerability, and marks his debut as a solo hip-hop musician. His projects have travelled all around the world, from concert halls to museums to schools and memorial sites, where he engages history and culture as prompts to make vital music and theater that can only live in this moment. Wolf is a resident playwright at the Playwright Foundation in San Francisco and the co-founder of the Bay Area Theatre Cypher, a collective of performers who live at the crossroads of hip hop, theater, activism, and community. Sign-up!

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