Written by Andrea Ngeleka
This spring, USC MISC produced a short film, Maya and Lily, in collaboration with the Stein Early Childhood Development Fund at CCF (California Community Foundation), to demonstrate the devastating effects that the lack of access to childcare has on families already struggling to make ends meet. On the night of the screening, MISC also hosted an expert panel of media creators and child care policy experts, who discussed how entertainment can prompt broader discussions about childcare. Read More.
Written by Anne Brashier
MISC collaborated with the Banyan Foundation for a second time to work with Heart Of Los Angeles (HOLA) for a short doc about HOLA’s efforts to unite partners with youth and their families to transform communities. Directed by USC Alum John Berardo and produced by MISC Executive Director Michael Taylor, the film featured volunteers and staff from both the HOLA and Banyan organizations discussing the value that HOLA brings to families in Los Angeles. Read More.
On Friday April 26th, as part of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making conference “Next Generation Ethics: Where Do We Stand”, Professor and MISC Executive Director Michael Taylor spoke on a panel moderated by Frank Zerunyan, Professor of Practice of Governance, Price School of Public Policy.
To prompt a discussion about ethical decision making, Taylor screened clips from several USC student films in which characters were faced with an ethical dilemma. The films explored topics such as gun control, immigration policy, and racial profiling. Read More.