Youth media festival
Gandhi Brigade

The eighth annual Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Festival took place on Sunday, May 31 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. The day-long event included a panel discussion on race, sexuality and religion, personal story and narrative films by area teens, and an art and photo exhibit. Area organizations, including Passion for Learning and Just Kids participated in the festival. Read a statement by executive director Evan Glass for Montgomery County Media here.

Unless otherwise indicated, the following photographs are from the Gandhi Brigade Facebook page

 Volunteers smile for the camera

Volunteers smile for the camera

 A film is shown at the Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Festival 

A film is shown at the Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Festival 

 Noemi Sanchez and Prusse Kakpova, Gandhi Brigade youth mentors./ Photo by Holly Leber

Noemi Sanchez and Prusse Kakpova, Gandhi Brigade youth mentors./Photo by Holly Leber

We help youth to raise their voices
— Noemi Sanchez
 Teens participate in a panel discussion

Teens participate in a panel discussion

 Attendees view an art exhibit at Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Festival 

Attendees view an art exhibit at Gandhi Brigade Youth Media Festival 

 Mask created for Just Kids' Art with a Story, a project by nine young Marylanders who were charged as adults and incarcerated before the age of 18/Photo by Holly Leber

Mask created for Just Kids' Art with a Story, a project by nine young Marylanders who were charged as adults and incarcerated before the age of 18/Photo by Holly Leber

What this is showing is how we felt when we were locked up
— Kevin, 23, charged as an adult at 15, came home at 19
 Dancers perform at Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring

Dancers perform at Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring