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


Show Your Love for Nosh

By Alanna Offield – On Valentine’s Day, our community came together to show that we have more love than hate. In light of recent anti-Semitic vandalism at Nosh Jewish Delicatessen and Bakery in Nob Hill, our community sprang into action to show that anti-Semitism and irresponsible speech will not be tolerated in Albuquerque. Read more »


Lalo Alcaraz Deconstructed Media with Media Literacy Project

On Sept. 25, Lalo Alcaraz came from Los Angeles to deconstruct his hilarious cartoons at a packed Encuentro in Albuquerque, with 60 people in attendance. Read more »


Migrant Media Makers From New Mexico to the Middle-East: Reclaiming Our Media at NCMR

April 5-7, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR) with a delegation of twenty-four amazing people from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference took place in Denver, CO, a city at the base of the Rocky Mountains, a mountain chain that connects itself from Alaska to Northern New Mexico. Read more »


Media Accountability on a Global Scale

After two months in New Mexico, IREX Communications Fellow Prossy Kawala shares her thoughts on media accountabilty here, and in her home country of Uganda. Prossy seeks to define "responsible media" in New Mexico, in Uganda, and beyond. Read more »

American Apparel's Brand of Immigration

American Apparel is no stranger to controversy.  The clothing company pushes the envelope with their marketing tactics. Their current ad campaign falls in line with their idea that exploitation is edgy and acceptable in advertising, and is the subject of September's guest deconstruction by Andrea Serrano. Read more »