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A Creative Bridge Across the Ocean
JULY 1st – JULY 10th, 2010

youthxchangeThis is a 10-day cultural youth exchange between German and Northern Arizona youth.

The spirit and purpose of the youth exchange project is to connect young people with
different cultural backgrounds to find out similarities, to learn to respect differences,
to complement and help each other, and to be creative.

Participants in the exchange will bring together ideas to collaborate to create a performance for the community to be presented on Saturday, July 10th. The exchange is open to youth ages 13-25.

If you’d like to participate in this 10-day cultural exchange project please email or call (928) 527-1041.
If you cannot be present for all 10 days but would like to make a donation or volunteer please contact us.

More info:

Located at: Taala Hooghan Infoshop & Youth Media Arts Center

1700 N. 2nd St, Flagstaff, AZ


Thursday, July 1st – Meeting & Discussion
1:00PM – Participants will meet & discuss the project – Lunch will be provided
3:00PM – Presentations about regional cultural and environmental issues

Friday, July 2nd – Trip to Black Mesa area and Peabody Coal Mine
9:30AM – Depart from Taala Hooghan Infoshop

Saturday, July 3rd
9:30AM – Trip to Grand Canyon
6:30PM – Planning for collaborative presentation

Monday, July 5th
4:00PM – Planning/rehearsal

Tuesday, July 6th
10:00AM – Trip to San Francisco Peaks
4:00PM – Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 7th
9:30AM – Trip to Sedona
4:00PM – Rehearsal

Thursday, July 8th
Rehearsal (schedule to be determined)

Friday, July 9th
Rehearsal (schedule to be determined)

6:30PM – Location TBD

The exchange hopes to address:
•    Cultural experiences, building bridges
•    Creative media and theater improvisation workshops
•    Visiting chosen areas of political, historical, cultural meaning
•    Learning the foreign language
•    Visiting the reservation and learning about life of Native Americans in AZ
•    Learning about the political situation of Native Americans
•    Reducing prejudices
•    Organization of public actions

The youth exchange is an cooperation beween OUTTA YOUR BACKPACK MEDIA
(AZ) and PYROCATHARSIS E.V. (Germany).

We are a 6 years old registered association located in
Chemnitz, Germany. We facilitate theatre and circus
projects for mainly young people in schools, youth
centres etc. We teach subjects like fire spinning,
acrobatic, jugglery, balance, creative expression.
During the last years we organized different projects
in cooperation with international artists to connect
people from all over the world and to sensitize and
conscientize young people for political, environmental
and social concerns.

Outta Your Backpack Media
Since 2004 Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBMedia) has empowered Indigenous youth through free movie making workshops and resource distribution. OYBMedia is an Indigenous youth response to the need for media justice in our communities.We seek to create community ownership of media through youth empowerment.



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  • thank you again for the great time in flagstaff and for all the deep experiences that we had.
    looking forward to see you in germoney!
    greetings, the pyrocatharsis-crew!!!!