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First visitors at the Hive booth at #makerfaire!

First visitors at the Hive booth at #makerfaire!

A message about justice created by a Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam participant at the Global Action Project table.

A message about justice created by a Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam participant at the Global Action Project table.

Stand up for yourself, and think about what you’re going to say before you say it.
– Free Speech Hack Jam participant Natalia, who’s actively involved at the Long Island City YMCA, on what she learned at the event. 
Vee Bravo of the Tribeca Film Institute addresses the Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam. He told attendees how it felt to lose a fight with the city over a free speech issue in the early 1990s: Stress, a hip hop magazine co-founded by Bravo, ran a parody of an anti-graffiti ad, changing it into a protest against the city’s harsh treatment of graffiti writers.  The city demanded they take the magazine out of circulation, and they didn’t have the resources to effectively fight back. 

Vee Bravo of the Tribeca Film Institute addresses the Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam. He told attendees how it felt to lose a fight with the city over a free speech issue in the early 1990s: Stress, a hip hop magazine co-founded by Bravo, ran a parody of an anti-graffiti ad, changing it into a protest against the city’s harsh treatment of graffiti writers.  The city demanded they take the magazine out of circulation, and they didn’t have the resources to effectively fight back. 

#hivebuzz Free speech enthusiasts get into the spirit at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam

#hivebuzz Free speech enthusiasts get into the spirit at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam

#hivebuzz The NYCLU gave out megaphones at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam — so free speech can be heard loud and clear!

#hivebuzz The NYCLU gave out megaphones at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam — so free speech can be heard loud and clear!

#hivebuzz A screen shot from an ad remixed by participants at the LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) booth. 

#hivebuzz A screen shot from an ad remixed by participants at the LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) booth. 

#hivebuzz From a drawing by 1st Amendment Hack Jam participants of “What does the Internet look like?

#hivebuzz From a drawing by 1st Amendment Hack Jam participants of “What does the Internet look like?

#hivebuzz Divad Durant of the Global Action Project encourages students to add their voice to a dialogue about criminal justice.

#hivebuzz Divad Durant of the Global Action Project encourages students to add their voice to a dialogue about criminal justice.

#hivebuzz The NYCLU wants LGBTQ students to know their rights

#hivebuzz The NYCLU wants LGBTQ students to know their rights

#hivebuzz An ACLU comic book about freedom and civil rights. 

#hivebuzz An ACLU comic book about freedom and civil rights. 

#hivebuzz Emma Delgado, left, and Noor Ismail with a poster they made about self-expression.

#hivebuzz Emma Delgado, left, and Noor Ismail with a poster they made about self-expression.

A Few Highlights

Almost halfway into the 1st Amendment Hack Jam, here are just a few of the activities that youth have been trying out and the organizations sponsoring them:

The Lamp: Remixing ads, adding text commentary about how the ad seeks to exploit its subjects or viewers. The resulting videos will be posted on Sunday May 13 here

American Constitution Society: Exploring how a Supreme Court decision in the 1960s on students’ free speech rights still guides how schools can or can’t discipline students for expressing their views. 

NYCLU: Educating students about LGBTQ rights and how the criminal justice system targets the young. 

 

Dana Joseph, who attends junior high 189, created this poster at Common Sense Media's “Express Yourself” booth. 

Dana Joseph, who attends junior high 189, created this poster at Common Sense Media's “Express Yourself” booth. 

First visitors at the Hive booth at #makerfaire!

First visitors at the Hive booth at #makerfaire!

A message about justice created by a Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam participant at the Global Action Project table.

A message about justice created by a Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam participant at the Global Action Project table.

Stand up for yourself, and think about what you’re going to say before you say it.
– Free Speech Hack Jam participant Natalia, who’s actively involved at the Long Island City YMCA, on what she learned at the event. 
Vee Bravo of the Tribeca Film Institute addresses the Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam. He told attendees how it felt to lose a fight with the city over a free speech issue in the early 1990s: Stress, a hip hop magazine co-founded by Bravo, ran a parody of an anti-graffiti ad, changing it into a protest against the city’s harsh treatment of graffiti writers.  The city demanded they take the magazine out of circulation, and they didn’t have the resources to effectively fight back. 

Vee Bravo of the Tribeca Film Institute addresses the Hive NYC Free Speech Hack Jam. He told attendees how it felt to lose a fight with the city over a free speech issue in the early 1990s: Stress, a hip hop magazine co-founded by Bravo, ran a parody of an anti-graffiti ad, changing it into a protest against the city’s harsh treatment of graffiti writers.  The city demanded they take the magazine out of circulation, and they didn’t have the resources to effectively fight back. 

#hivebuzz Free speech enthusiasts get into the spirit at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam

#hivebuzz Free speech enthusiasts get into the spirit at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam

#hivebuzz The NYCLU gave out megaphones at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam — so free speech can be heard loud and clear!

#hivebuzz The NYCLU gave out megaphones at the 1st Amendment Hack Jam — so free speech can be heard loud and clear!

#hivebuzz A screen shot from an ad remixed by participants at the LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) booth. 

#hivebuzz A screen shot from an ad remixed by participants at the LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) booth. 

#hivebuzz From a drawing by 1st Amendment Hack Jam participants of “What does the Internet look like?

#hivebuzz From a drawing by 1st Amendment Hack Jam participants of “What does the Internet look like?

#hivebuzz Divad Durant of the Global Action Project encourages students to add their voice to a dialogue about criminal justice.

#hivebuzz Divad Durant of the Global Action Project encourages students to add their voice to a dialogue about criminal justice.

#hivebuzz The NYCLU wants LGBTQ students to know their rights

#hivebuzz The NYCLU wants LGBTQ students to know their rights

#hivebuzz An ACLU comic book about freedom and civil rights. 

#hivebuzz An ACLU comic book about freedom and civil rights. 

#hivebuzz Emma Delgado, left, and Noor Ismail with a poster they made about self-expression.

#hivebuzz Emma Delgado, left, and Noor Ismail with a poster they made about self-expression.

A Few Highlights

Almost halfway into the 1st Amendment Hack Jam, here are just a few of the activities that youth have been trying out and the organizations sponsoring them:

The Lamp: Remixing ads, adding text commentary about how the ad seeks to exploit its subjects or viewers. The resulting videos will be posted on Sunday May 13 here

American Constitution Society: Exploring how a Supreme Court decision in the 1960s on students’ free speech rights still guides how schools can or can’t discipline students for expressing their views. 

NYCLU: Educating students about LGBTQ rights and how the criminal justice system targets the young. 

 

Dana Joseph, who attends junior high 189, created this poster at Common Sense Media's “Express Yourself” booth. 

Dana Joseph, who attends junior high 189, created this poster at Common Sense Media's “Express Yourself” booth. 

"Stand up for yourself, and think about what you’re going to say before you say it."
A Few Highlights

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Hive Learning Network NYC and The American Constitution Society are hosting a 1st Amendment Hack Jam at the West Side YMCA on Saturday, May 12, 2012

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