Siembra la Palabra Digna

Siembra la Palabra Digna (Sow the Dignified Word) was a campaign to advance responsible speech in our local, national, and global media. When speech is not accurate or truthful, or when it attacks people based on their actual or perceived race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, appearance, or mental capacity, it creates the context for a hate crime.

MLP's Siembra la Palabra Digna campaign ran from 2009 - 2015.

Media Literacy Project invites you to learn more about responsible speech by using our responsible speech toolkit, attached below.


MLP Siembra la Palabra Digna Toolkit.pdf2.27 MB

News and Blogs on Siembra La Palabra Digna


Responsible Speech Memorial: One Year Later

This month MLP is celebrating the one-year anniversary of our Responsible Speech Memorial, which was passed by Albuquerque City Council in a 5 to 3 vote last year. Read more »


New Siembra la Palabra Digna Toolkit!


In April 2014, Media Literacy Project and 26 other organizations went to the Albuquerque city council to show our need for a media system that treats our communities with respect and dignity. Together we were able to pass the Memorial for Responsible Speech which represented the values of people across the city in stating that irresponsible speech and misrepresentation of marginalized communities has no space in our city. We want to thank everyone who participated in the actions to pass this memorial and thank the city council members who became champions for responsible speech with their votes. 

There is still widespread irresponsible speech used in local and national media. Passing this memorial was only the first step. 

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Halloween Costumes That Aren't A Good Look

It’s that time of year again! Halloween! Personally, we love a holiday that centers around getting and giving candy. Dressing up is fun too, but as usual, there are plenty of racist and cultural appropriation options out there to choose from. Our advice: just don’t. If you find yourself wondering if your costume might be racist or an ethnic stereotype then you should probably try to think of something else to be. 

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Responsible Speech Memorial Speaks to Human Dignity

By Albuquerque City Councilor Rey Garduño – Media justice prevailed in Albuquerque, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. It was exciting to see how many people came out the night of the city council’s vote on Media Literacy Project’s Responsible Speech Memorial. Read more »


Responsible Speech Memorial: Win for media justice in Albuquerque!

Today we celebrate a victory for media justice in New Mexico! Last night, our Responsible Speech Memorial was passed by Albuquerque City Council in a 5 to 3 vote. We hope this memorial will serve as a national model for other municipal governments that would like to show their commitment to responsible speech. Read more »