Blog: October 2014

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. 

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. 

Read more»

MLP Releases Revised Media Literacy Handouts

Media Literacy Project has revised our Introduction to Media Literacy and Language of Persuasion handouts!

Read more»

Grow With MLP's Ecosystem

MLP's Ecosystem created by Gigi Archibeque

New Mexico had one of our longest droughts in 2014. In fact, January was the driest our state had ever been since 1895. In Albuquerque alone we had no rain or snow for 43 days. The impact was visible and tangible—dry land, no snow-covered mountains, and a low Rio Grande. It stayed dry for months. Then, in the summer, we received record-breaking rainfall.

Read more»