“Journeys Through the Red, White & Blue" Goes to the White House
Updated: Feb 11, 2022
EVC has a long history of youth-produced films working towards systemic change. Including the 2008 film Journey’s Through the Red White & Blue about the youth vote and the legacy of African American voting rights. EVC and our youth producers developed an outreach and advocacy campaign to screen the film, register voters of color and mobilize youth voters for the historic presidential election that year. Our youth screened the film in two swing states (Ohio and Pennsylvania) and in NYC alone they mobilized youth at 10 high schools (including 500 students at Urban Assembly Media High School), 6 colleges, and 8 organizations across 4 boroughs. EVC produced 600 DVDs and they were mailed to 14 states including NY, NJ, IL, OH, OR, VA, MA, MD, CA, MI, UT, PA, WI, SC. The film was also screened at the People’s Inaugural Ball at the Historical Society of Washington DC to celebrate the election of the first African American President.