YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Praxis in Practice: Collaboratively Building Resources to Teach and Learn about Everyday Racism
by Diana Lee
June 28, 2016
Built on Scalar, a free, open source, media-rich publishing platform, the By Any Media Necessary (BAM) site features a range of resources designed with and for activists and educators. These resources include original media produced by activist groups and networks, critical reflections and conversations with project partners and participants, curricular resources and activities, a book companion to the forthcoming By Any Media Necessary book, and more. We developed BAM with the goal of being accessible and useful to multiple kinds of users, and it is important to us that we continue to work collaboratively to build on and improve the resource for use in learning spaces. We also believe this can only be accomplished by engaging in ongoing conversations with activists and educators about their experiences navigating and using the site.