The Urban Scholars team researched the realities of urbanization and created a documentary focusing a critical spotlight on the process of gentrification at the local, national and international levels. Especially as it relates to impoverished people of color in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. The documentary aims to educate viewers about the negative aspects of urbanization, which is often deemed progressive and necessary despite the results on existing populations
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A tri-fold exhibit discussing the relations between Tech Boom, Gentrification, and Population change in the Bay Area.
Students used their case-study research and understanding of issues in the youth prison system to create a short documentary. The film was designed to broaden the awareness of the mistreatment of incarcerated juveniles. These young women interviewed adults who work for the youth prison system, youth who have been incarcerated, as well as members of local community programs who provide reintegration support for former juvenile prisoners.
After making the connections between the tech industry in the Bay Area and the rapid displacement of low income community members and increase in homelessness. These students wanted to help those negatively affected by the tech sector with technology. They created a website to showcase an app they would like to develop and offer to those who find themselves unable to take care of their basic human needs.
Frustrated by the fact that not all homeless and low income families with children have the opportunity to experience after school programs. These students focused on research about the positive outcomes of structured music programs. Harmonic Hearts organized a music festival at school, during which they collected donations and raise awareness about this issue and hope to raise enough funds to sponsor a series of music lessons for a student at a local music school. The team hopes that this becomes an annual school event.