The Street University has teamed up with Information and Culture Exchange (ICE) to provide opportunities for guerrilla filmmakers who are wanting to break into the mainstream media industry. Utilising the musical talents of the youth from Mt Druitt, the 'Heat From The Street' project has released its first round of videos which include an artist profile and a music video.
RECOGNISE is a social movement that aims to get the proper acknowledgement and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian constitution. Their main goal; to gain equal rights for ALL, by removing the discriminatory components.
They may call him Mr Escandaor but here at The Street University we know him as his Esky; the rapper, the workshop facilitator, the event co-coordinator, the sound engineer, the mentor and the leader. And we are ecstatic to receive news that his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Last week Esky was nominated in ‘Champions of The West’, a grants competition to recognize the hard working individuals based in Western Sydney. There are 12 categories each awarded $10,000 with the overall winner taking an additional $10,000. But the money isn’t what's most important here, what were happy about is the fact that he is recognized for all his hard work.