the great review of our film in the July 24, 2005 edition
TEENS LEARN TOLERANCE
A must-see DVD, 'Seeds of Change'
Seeds of Change is a program of the Suffolk Y Jewish Community
Center and Adelante of Suffolk County in conjunction with
a partner school. The objectives of Seeds of Change are threefold:
- To immerse teens of Jewish and/or Hispanic descent in
a meaningful cross cultural dialogue facilitated by various
experts in sociology, history, language and anti-bias training
- To create a project that deals with 1) reaching out to
understand people different from you and 2) saying no to
all forms of bigotry . This project will be presented at
a partner school.
- To plant a Seeds of Change garden with the partner school
students that will symbolize the capacity for all people
to work together for the good of the community.
It is our hope that this program will positively impact the
lives of the participating teens as well as the partner school
students. Participants will obtain a greater understanding
of one another which will curb the potential for either group
to buy into the undercurrent of distrust and intolerance which
exists. They will have the opportunity to learn about acceptance
and compassion and the chance to incorporate this perspective
into their world view.
Awards and Special Invitations
In the past eight months the Seeds of Change teens have received
many accolades for their hard work. Some of these have included...
- First Place - MultiMedia: The Holocaust Memorial and Educational
Center of Nassau County Visual Arts Contest. Educational
DVD with accompanying study guide.
- Proclamation by the Suffolk County Legislature during
the General Assembly.
- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for each
participant from Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton.
- Certificate of Commendation for each participant from
Suffolk County Legislator Ricardo Montano.
- Certificate of Recognition for each participant for service
to the community from the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center.
- DVD Screening at meeting entitled "Patterns of Racial,
Ethnic and Class Segregation on Long Island" sponsored
by the Public Policy Education Network of Catholic Charities.
Over 150 people in attendance.
- DVD Screened at Echo Park Youth Film Festival, Los Angeles
California Summer 2005
- Students speak and screen their DVD at the Latino Jewish
Council of Long Island event at Hofstra University.
- Invited to participate in and hold a workshop at the
Center for Prejudice Reduction Annual Conference in November,
2005. (Over 400 Educators in attendance)
SEEDS OF CHANGE MOVIE
You can view our award-winning movie in the following formats: