Tag: Responsible speech

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Clearing the Hate: Guest Blog by National Hispanic Media Coalition

As part of Media Literacy Project’s Siembra la Palabra Digna (Sow the Dignified Word) campaign, we share the release of this exposé on Clear Channel’s record of hate speech conducted by National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC).

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Movies & Music: Is popular culture representing everyone?

February was a month for the stars. With both the Grammys and the Oscars happening this month, Hollywood was on display. However, the biggest draw for media lovers, like Media Literacy Project, is the striking commentary that “celebrity gazing” has on the entertainment industry and what that says about our values as a society.

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