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Tara L. Conley Racial Literacy Roundtables Talk

On Monday, October 14, 2013 I presented at this year’s first Racial Literacy Roundtables talk at Teachers College Columbia University. I presented on my current and ongoing research involving participatory design and working with young people who are involved in foster care and juvenile/criminal justice systems to develop TXT CONNECT,Read the Rest…


MEDIA MAKE CHANGE Remembers Joshua C. Watson

It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news about the passing of Joshua C. Watson. Josh was an inaugural fellow of the 2012 Community Producers Program that MEDIA MAKE CHANGE co-authored with the Beyond the Bricks Project. He was known as one of the most brightest fellows inRead the Rest…


To Live and Die in Social Media: What We Can Learn From Amanda Todd and Felicia Garcia

On September 7, 2012, Vancouver teen Amanda Todd posted an 8-minute black and white YouTube video, “My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm” chronicling her struggles with being teased and harassed by fellow classmates. Todd doesn’t speak at all throughout the video, and instead holds up placards in front of a webcam. Each piece ofRead the Rest…


On Our Radar: Kickstarter Media Projects

There’s some awesome Kickstarter media and arts projects on our radar that focus on everything ranging from body politics, gender stereotypes, urban communities to transracial identity. Check ‘em out below and support if you can. Girl Model (Ashely Sabin and David Redmon) Project Type: Film Funding Goal: $12,000 Funds RaisedRead the Rest…


Community Producers Program is Thriving!

A few months ago Media Make Change partnered with the Beyond the Bricks Project to create a comprehensive media literacy program that serves young Black males. The Community Producers Program is a four-month course that invites young Black males to interrogate media images and subsequently create their own stories using digital mediaRead the Rest…


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