The Sababa Project: Media in Action is a unique class composed of both Bennington College students and high school students from the Quantum Leap* Exhibit Program at the local high school. Sababa means cool in both Hebrew and Arabic, a word popularized by youth culture in a region of conflict.
The Bennington College students in this class are both learners and mentors. Meeting together with the high school students, the class will look at various intersections of media and society. Students will study the contemporary landscape of news and other media, and attempt to produce socially relevant media projects collaboratively. A public viewing of the collaborative work will occur in the later part of the term in the Knowledge Cafe, created at the Quantum Leap Exhibit Program.
*Quantum Leap is an award-winning program that reconnects youth to their education, created in 1999 by Bennington College faculty members Susan Sgorbati and Daniel Michaelson.