Congratulations to Flagship Clubhouse Member Parmis Mokhtari-Dizaji on being named a finalist twice in The Clubhouse Network’s 6th Annual Global RE@CH Media Festival! Her pieces “In my own skin: THE DRESS” and “The Red Balloon” are two of the thirteen finalists in the “Illustration” category.
The RE@CH Media Festival (Revolutionizing Expression at The Clubhouse) is the signature showcase of Clubhouse member-created media from around the world. The Festival encourages youth to express themselves about issues that are important to them by creating media that gives voice to their ideas, feelings, and concerns. This year, over 300 inspiring projects across 12 categories were submitted. Members from over 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries were eligible to participate.
Parmis’ two pieces were titled “The Red Balloon” and “In my own skin: The Dress.” She says “The Red Balloon,” is an illustration for a short children’s story she’s writing about a lost red balloon “in a world of black and white, searching for color.” “In my own skin: THE DRESS” is about “beauty and being comfortable in your own skin–a dress that not only flows freely, but has muted colors to let not the dress, but you shine.”
Each finalist is eligible for two awards. A panel of judges that includes Clubhouse Alumni, corporate partners, and former Clubhouse staff, will decide the Judges’ Selection in each category. The Audience Award in each category will be decided by the broader community. The Flagship community and general public can support Parmis by voting for one of her pieces between March 1 and March 26, 2021 at clubhousereach.org.
The Flagship Clubhouse, a Best Buy Teen Tech Center provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. For over 25 years the Flagship Clubhouse has supported hundreds of youth in developing their passions through projects, workshops, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) activities, while providing a safe space for exploration of a wide variety of creative technologies. The Flagship Clubhouse was founded in 1993 by The Computer Museum in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.