Galen Peterson | Moderator – Youth Media & Social Innovator Panel |
Galen Peterson is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of United Roots: Oakland’s Green Youth Arts & Media Center. Galen has over 10 years experience with media production, producing projects such as the Turf Unity music compilations and Cov Records music videos and short films, to name a few. Currently Galen manages media production at United Roots, including music production, filmmaking, graphic and web design. United Roots Oakland works in partnership with various organizations to produce relevant youth media.
United Roots works with Youth SEED, (Youth Social Entrepreneurship for Equitable Development – originally known as Ashoka’s Youth Venture San Francisco Bay Area) to create their own media production company, Simphony Productions, while supporting the development of community led social enterprises by providing training, resources and investment to young innovators who traditionally face barriers to economic opportunities. YouthSEED was built on a foundation of 3 years of social entrepreneurship training for Bay Area youth, in which 25 youth led social enterprises were funded and launched.
Recent productions include: Under the Gun Co-Producer & Actor, Trees 4 Life Cameraman, The Voyage Co-Producer