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Media Literacy Project is Hiring for Four Positions

Media Literacy project is hiring for a Communications & Marketing Intern. We are also looking for three UNM work study students to fill the positions of Volunteer Coordinator, Graphic Design Assistant, and Communications & Marketing Assistant. Please pass these opportunities on to others who may be interested.

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¡MAG-Net Presente!: Report from MAG-Net Anchors Congress

             By Emmanuelle “Neza” Leal-Santillan

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Strong Families on Mama’s Day and Papa’s Day

I look back on the isolation my mother experienced as a young mother and feel that knot of guilt I cannot place and should never have to. My mother was barely 19 when she had my older sister, Kyle, and 23 when she had me. Read more»

Girls Toolbox Class of 2013

For the past eight years I have been fortunate enough to teach during the media literacy portion of the Girls Toolbox for Life class at Albuquerque Academy. In addition to media literacy, the class includes a section on experiential education and healthy relationships. The students learn media literacy concepts, such as media are most powerful when they operate on an emotional level. Read more»

Delicious: My Trip to Uganda

In May, I traveled to Uganda to support the follow-on project of Prossy Kawala at Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF). Prossy was a fellow at MLP for four months last fall, strengthening our project on responsible speech with her knowledge of community leadership development. So I was thrilled by the chance to visit her in Uganda!

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A Poem about NCMR

By Freddie Montoya

Twenty four delegates twenty four hours,
living in a whirlwind of cameras and power.

The sky brings the shower, activism flies a jet plane,
when people come together they can change even the worst things.

A voice for the people we will not be silenced,
echoes through their minds of the memories of violence.

Pictures and audio that could never be erased,

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Media Reform Begins With Media Literacy

Recently I was invited by Media Literacy Project to join the New Mexico Delegation to the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado. I was overjoyed to have this opportunity to travel to a conference that embodies my passion for media literacy, activism and media reform.

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A View From The Table

It is the final day at the National Conference for Media Reform and I am helping two amazing Media Literacy Project employees, Carly and Joseph, pack up the table. We organize our resources, t-shirts, and a large bag of pinto beans used for voting. I am exhausted, and it is a content feeling of fatigue.

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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.

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New Mexico Delegation at NCMR Spotlight: Susan Schuurman

It was a privilege to be part of the 24-member strong New Mexico delegation at the National Conference for Media Reform last weekend, thanks to the generous support of Media Literacy Project.

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