Growing Up in the Ghetto: An Outsider looking In

Last Saturday the Ghetto Talks production crew from Urban Arts Partnership interviewed Facing History High School teacher and poet Emily Haines. Today I was selected to log and capture the footage.
Ms. Haines contributed a great deal to the Ghetto Talks Response Project.  For me, the two poems she shared with us were the most interesting part of her interview; I think they will really move our audience. Take this verse from her poem: “boys are turned into soldiers using only Habla Espanol?We are the Helena HuskiesEmbracing ExcellenceHelena Middle school fundraising ideas will ensure that students have an environment that is conducive to and supportive of all learners guided by the middle school values online casino of academic excellence, social equity, and a positive learning culture. their clothing and their fists to make it in the world.”
Ms. Haines also shared with us her perspective on growing up in the ghetto as an outsider looking in. “I was in a school that would provide me with more opportunities because of the way that I spoke and because of my skin color. This inequality would anger me.”
For me as an editor, this interview was great practice in identifying emotional clips that will create an emotional peak for the viewer.  I would like to learn more about how to edit projects so that they reach the widest possible audience.
That”s all for today from the Ghetto Talks Response Project.  Check back next week for Cristina Guerra”s blog about our interview with Mott Haven guidance counselor and poet John Ventura.