Jan 11, 2018

POPPYN to travel to South Africa for Youth Media Collaboration!

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For the past six years, the award-winning youth-led news program POPPYN has created media that highlights the efforts, concerns, creativity and brilliance of youth in Philadelphia. Now approaching its 25th episode, POPPYN is eager to build on a cross-cultural media project next April with youth organizations in South Africa, a country with a rich historical legacy of youth organizing and leadership. Through this project, young people will work collaboratively to create experimental, narrative and journalistic media that promotes youth power, social change, and an increased sense of global awareness and connectedness across the African diaspora.

In order to make this project happen, we must raise at least $6000. To support us, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our crowd-funder.  You can also help us by sharing our crowd-funder and/or promo video. (See sample posts below).


Thanks for your support!

The POPPYN Team 


Dec 20, 2017

POPPYN exhibit featured in the Philadelphia Airport!

Thanks to the Philadelphia International Airport for featuring POPPYN in their pop-up theater at Terminal B-C baggage claim! The exhibit will be up for the next six months. 

#PHLAirportArt #YouthMedia #YouthPower#Philly



Oct 17, 2017

Development Without Displacement: POPPYN Screening on Friday, Nov 3

On November 3rd at Temple University, POPPYN will screen their latest episode about housing, neighborhoods and gentrification. Community members and leaders of the Philadelphia Tenants Association, Aquinas Center, Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities and JUNTOS will join a panel discussion after the screening. Come learn about the movement for affordable housing in Philadelphia and how both youth and adults can get involved. 

Time:  5:30-7:30

Location:  Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Hall Annex


Sep 19, 2017

Collab Director Releases New Book on Grassroots Organizing in Education

Our Execuitive Director, Barbara Ferman, just released her 4th book, “The Fight for America’s Schools: Grassroots Organizing in Education.”

The book, now available at Harvard Education Publishing and on Amazon, brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.


Sep 13, 2017

Collab Student films screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Great News! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now featuring films produced by VOICES, POWER and POPPYN in their new exhibition, Philadelphia Assembled, at the Perelman Building’s Black Box Theater. The exhibit will be live until mid December.

Philadelphia Assembled is an “expansive project that tells a story of radical community building and active resistance through the personal and collective narratives that make up Philadelphia’s changing urban fabric.” Learn more about the exhibit here: http://phlassembled.net/   21433050_1411923158877127_4460606518909174997_n[2]