Oakland – Crime – Bad Grades – Drugs – Poverty + Bicycles + Green + Baby Champ + Creativity + Pride = Scrapertown.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 30, 2011
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A 5Point Film Festival Fave:

I’m sitting on the floor in a dark corner of the huge main hall at 5Point Film Festival missing out on VIP drinky/munchy fun blogging up a final favorite film for you.

If you love it, support Scrapertown…even if just to share this link up via email or on your Facebook Wall: this one’s more than a film, it’s a mood, a happy one. It’s a community, a hopeful one. It’s a cause, and one we can all get behind.

It’s Scrapertown. We’ve got to hang with Baby Champ for a few days…he came out here and gave some talks and q&as and was taken fishing by the Eastern boys and we all got to watch this last night. Enjoy:

Bonus: at a million views, the vid that started it all off:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Oakland – Crime – Bad Grades – Drugs – Poverty + Bicycles + Green + Baby Champ + Creativity + Pride = Scrapertown.”

  1. E. Llamas says:

    THIS is brilliant! Thank you. I think more movement like this is what helps pull misguided youth back to being involved members of a collective society…teaching them that this is OUR society, one where they can have a positive voice. Love it.