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Youth Reclaim Public Space From Gangs With Mural

By The AjA Project In partnership with the Karen Organization, The AjA Project ran a nine-month program with young Southeast Asian refugee women called Photographers for Change (P4C). During the program, 15 Karen participants, ages 13 to 18 years old,in … Continue reading

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Family Tradition Survives In Mural Project

The “Community Faces” mural at Market Creek Plaza in southeastern San Diego has come down and will be replaced with a new one showing faces of younger community members. But in one family, the tradition will carry on. | Video … Continue reading

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The AjA Project to Confront Migrant Debate With Airport Mural

The AjA Project interviews and photographs a refugee woman living in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego in this undated photo. | Photo Courtesy of The AjA Project By Megan Burks With the fatal terrorist attack in San Bernardino … Continue reading

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“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The Current State of Immigration Reform for Youth in San Diego

By Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Famo Musa, Binti Musa and Karla Flores The YAC Youth Media Team has worked to understand and share the voices and stories of undocumented and unaccompanied minors in the region, as well as to identify … Continue reading

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City Heights Youth Speak for Change

City Heights Speak for Change: Multi Media from The AjA Project on Vimeo. By Brent Jensen, Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Binti Musa, Famo Musa, Karla Flores and Kassandra Elias In efforts to positively impact the community, Price Philanthropies and California … Continue reading

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City Heights Homeless on Changes in Their Community

By Brent Jensen, Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Binti Musa and Karla Flores In efforts to positively impact the community, Price Philanthropies and The California Endowment invested an estimated $265 million in City Heights over the past 15 years. The construction … Continue reading

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Voices: Personal Stories of Homelessness in City Heights

By Brent Jensen Brent Jensen is a high school student and member of The AjA Project’s Youth Advisory Council. People void of a support system and unable to attain financial and emotional stability must sometimes reconcile with the reality of … Continue reading

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Photos: Eid al-Fitr in City Heights

A City Heights Muslim woman prepares to create a henna design on the hands of a close family member on July 28, 2014. In preparation for Eid al-Fitr, women clean and decorate their homes with vibrant colors and adorn their … Continue reading

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Event: AjA Project to Unveil Large-Scale Art Piece Generated By Residents

Artist Shinpei Takeda works on assembling the centerpiece of story+LINES, a sculpture in the form of a satellite comprised of community member portraits. | Photo Courtesy of The AjA Project Two years in the making, Story+LINES is an audience-generated multimedia … Continue reading

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Photos: Scenes From World Refugee Day

Karen youth perform a traditional bamboo dance during the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park on June 21, 2014. | Photo Credit: Famo Musa, The AjA Project San Diego marked World Refugee Day on Saturday in Balboa Park. Organized … Continue reading

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