Jasmine Park is a student at Stanford, the social media coordinator for the CAN chapter in Palo Alto, AND she’s producing a really amazing Social Action Project on hunger. Basically, she’s awesome. But, I didn’t quite realize the degree of awesome until our phone call last week. Each week, Jasmine and I hop on the [...]Read More
To feel pure hunger, I decided to fast for a day. As someone who eats every meal and needs breakfast to function, I knew this challenge was going to affect me throughout the day. This hunger would be different from any other because I wasn’t waiting for the dining hall to open to instantly gratify [...]Read More
So, last Thursday we announced the winner of the CAN 5-Day Film Challenge at UT. I was excited to be one of three judges for the final submissions. The other judges on the panel were Evan Shapiro, President of Pivot TV, and Keith Maitland, an incredible documentary filmmaker based in Austin. It was fascinating to [...]Read More
This post is second in a short series of reflections from Ricardo Palomares, an artist, filmmaker, SOW alumni, and mentor for the UT CAN 5-Day Film Challenge, which wrapped on Sunday. Ricardo is one of our favorite storytellers — a true servant to the story, always seeking inspiration. It was really interesting to be on the other [...]Read More
Along with the reflections from film mentor Ricardo, we are blogging this week from the perspective of some of the Film Challenge teams. From filmmaker Jacob Velcoff, here’s a recap on the Green Monkeys’ experience in the challenge so far… After sifting through an array of potential topics, our project led us to tackling sex trafficking in [...]Read More
Hi, everyone. I’m Jasmine and I’ll be the social media coordinator for the Stanford chapter of CAN. I am so happy to be a part of CAN and to use various media outputs to promote our mission and progress here in Palo Alto. I have always believed that giving back to the community does not [...]Read More
Along with the reflections from film mentor Ricardo, we are blogging this week from the perspective of some of the Film Challenge teams. From filmmaker Jacob Velcoff, here’s a recap on the Green Monkeys’ experience in the challenge so far… Just prior to the kickoff meeting, our team decided to check out the Odyssey School, an institution [...]Read More
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