RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL has launched!!

September 4th, 2018 → Leave a comment

WE FREAKING DID IT!  We launched a 6 episode web series for kids!

“Radical Cram School” Web Series

is Sesame Street for the Resistance

How do we keep girls of color from internalizing the racist and misogynistic rhetoric amplified by
the election of a presidential bully? How do we empower them to embrace their identities and
become allies to other social movements? “Radical Cram School” is a new web series on
YouTube that seeks answers to these questions through humor and fun. The series title,
“Radical Cram School,” is a social justice twist on the phenomenon of “cram schools” — high
intensity academic tutoring centers frequented by Asian communities.

Hosted by comedian Kristina Wong, the series features nine kids of Asian American heritage,
ages 7 to 11, eight of whom identify as girls and one who identifies as gender fluid. Over 6
unscripted episodes, Kristina and the kids play games, put on a puppet show, and sing the
blues to explore topics such as structural racism, misogyny, identity, and bullying. While the
subject matter skews mature, the kids’ unscripted reactions are hilarious and heartwarming.
Puppeteer Anna Michelle Wang is featured in two episodes with her popular Asian American
puppet character, Hanna Rochelle.

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RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Episode #1 MEDIA STUDIES

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RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Episode #2 VOCABULARY

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RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Episode #3 DRAMA

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RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Episode #4 STATISTICS

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RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Episode #5 SOCIAL STUDIES

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RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL Episode #6 MUSIC (Original Music Video for “ASIAN GIRL BLUES”)

“Radical Cram School” is directed by Jenessa Joffe and produced by Kristina Wong, Jenessa Joffe, Theodore Chao, and Anna Michelle Wang. This series is geared towards kids of color (and grown kids of color), parents and educators who want to engage kids in conversations about identity and social justice, fans of comedy, and activist communities.

 

 

 

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