2020 Video Contest Submissions

Vote for your favorite entry!

2020 Video Contest Voting is Open! 

We asked our members to submit videos that show what community psychology research and practice looks like to them.  You can see their submissions below. Videos are listed in the order they were received. 

Please vote for your favorite. Voting ends on December 18th, 2020. 

You must be an active SCRA member and logged into the website to see the poll below.

2 cash prizes will be awarded: 

1st prize= US$500

2nd prize= US$250

Thank you to everyone who participated! 

What is Community Psychology?

Community psychology is a field defined by its values. In this interactive video, I introduce you to the ten core values of community psychology. By making choices and interacting with the video, you can get a short explanation of whichever concepts you'd like to explore.


Girls and Grandmothers: Hand in Hand

Grandmother Project aims to improve the health and well-being of women and children in developing countries by building the capacity of development partners to implement grandmother-inclusive and intergenerational community programs.


Examining Pathways for School Engagement for Minority College Students

What are best practices for engaging minority first-generation students within higher education? What are barriers for minority first-generation students in navigating higher education? What role can leadership programs and community play in relation to academic resiliency?


ICE Raids in Santa Cruz Documentary 

Short documentary that discusses ICE Raids in Santa Cruz and the community response. The documentary was the product of a yPAR program. Youth co-produced the film, wrote all interview questions, and conducted all interviews. 


Signposts: Responding to Crisis

In summer 2020, in the midst of a global viral pandemic, climate crisis, economic collapse, racist violence and - as if this was not enough - so much other hardship also being visited on people, we put out a call for portraits responding to one question: if you could share one message with the world in response to crisis, what would it be? This is what we received. 
Created with generous support from community members and participants, based throughout the Regions of Waterloo and the Greater Toronto (Tkaronto) Area, in a country now called Canada, Turtle Island, on stolen Indigenous lands. Part of the 2020 art exhibition Reconnection at the Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the 2020 SCRA Video Contest, at www.scra27.org. A film by Kai Reimer-Watts, with funding support from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund 2020. In solidarity with all who continue the fight for human dignity and against injustice, in the struggle for a just future.


Dear State Officials

Using the platform of storytelling, we explore the current situation of inequity among people with disabilities, 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed. Rose Mercury Barnes is a non-binary trans person, who lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a participant of the Illinois Partners In Policymaking Leadership Program and future leader, Rose asks their state officials, a very important question.


Sketches of Recovery

Sketches of Recovery is a film about Veterans coming to the VA Hospital after dealing with issues surrounding mental health, military sexual trauma, incarceration, and substance abuse, that found a deeper meaning in recovery by modeling to other Veterans what it takes to find lasting recovery through care from the VA Hospital programs.