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FCC Chairman Visits New Mexico

Media Literacy Project and the Digital Justice Coalition of New Mexico in collaboration with the Center for Media Justice and Free Press are happy to announce that the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will be visiting Albuquerque on Monday, June 30th.

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Media Justice Forum Recap

On April 26th, 2014 Media Literacy Project hosted our first Media Justice Forum at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. We had a range of presenters who do awesome media justice work across Albuquerque. Thank you so much to everyone that attended!

Comments of attendees:

- I enjoyed the panel discussions; we each have a lot to share both youth and adults.

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Media Quiz Night

Do you know pop culture backwards and forwards? Join Media Literacy Project for a Media Quiz Night from June 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.  at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque). The cost is only $10 per team of two to six people. We hope to see you there busting out your media knowledge!

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Which MLP Staff Member are You?

Take our quiz to learn which MLP staff member you're most like. What do you do first thing when you get to work? What's your favorite band? What sort of media do you most like to deconstruct?

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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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Director Sut Jhally reveals media’s secrets

This piece is written by Neethi Baskaran, who interviewed Sut Jhally and Andrea Quijada for Daily Lobo -- A is for All, B is for Bubbalicious, C is for Campbell’s, D is for Downy. It might not be the alphabet taught in schools, but it is the alphabet taught in the world around us, according to Andrea Quijada of the Media Literacy Project.

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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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Body Image and Making Films

By Michelle Gallarza -- All through middle school I heard girls complain about their bodies. They would say, “I’m fat.” They would say they felt ugly without makeup. Some girls wouldn’t be allowed to wear makeup so they would get to school and put it on in the bathroom in a hurry and then take it off before they left school. It was difficult to hear these comments.

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On Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar Win: Why it Matters to Me

By Divana Olivas -- I first became familiar with Alfonso Cuarón through his work with the Harry Potter series. As a dedicated ‘potterhead,” I watched all of the movies, along with multiple readings of the books. Cuarón’s work with Prizoner of Azkaban brought my second favorite book in the series to life, with my favorite being Goblet of Fire.

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12 Years a Slave and the Legacy of U.S. Gun Laws

By Andrea Quijada -- I finally had the opportunity to see 12 Years a Slave in February. Aside from the fact that I am not the target audience for yet another extremely violent Hollywood-produced film created to teach white America that slavery happened and it’s stain is historical and not contemporary, the media literacy educator in me demanded that I watch it.

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