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Mama's Day Calls From Home

Media Literacy Project, Strong Families, and Thousand Kites need your help to produce “Calls from Home: Mama's Day Special,” a radio project that connects incarcerated mothers to their families, friends, and communities. With your support we’ll send voices through barbed-wire to our millions of neighbors behind bars this Mama’s Day.

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New Featured Resource! Part of MLP’s Spring Sale

Only one month left in our Spring Sale. Between now and May 31st, all DVDs, CDs, and Print Resources in the MLP store are 50% off. This sale is for everybody who has ever loved or hated a particular piece of media.

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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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Looking Back at Girl Tech 2011

As the third year of Girl Tech Collective got into full swing in April, 2011 Girl Tech alum Luna Olavarria Gallegos shared some of her thoughts on the program and the process:

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New Media. Black History.

Media Literacy Project Strategic Communications Director Hakim Bellamy puts Black Voices for Internet Freedom in a historical context. Not too difficult a task since the movement for media justice began in disenfranchised communities.

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And the winner is...

With the largest number of entries on record since the contest began in 1998, Media Literacy Project is happy to announce the winners of the 2011-2012 Bad Ad/Counter Ad Contests. With over 170 entries from schools all across the country, this year’s Bad Ad/Counter Ad was the best pool of entries ever according to the MLP staff.

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Media Literacy Project Celebrating 20 Years of Media Justice

Media Literacy Project is in its 20th year of media literacy education and advocacy.

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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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Local Origination with National Support

It seems that the wave of support from media justice advocates across the country has helped to progress the situation of Albuquerque-based, public access television non-profit Quote-UnQuote Inc. Combined with a staff that has worked relentlessly to keep the channels from going dark and overwhelming community support, Quote-UnQuote has led an inspired resistance to a recommendation from a City ad –hoc committee to award the public access contract to a for-profit entity.

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Reproductive Justice Network 2011: In Retrospect

For a week in September 2011, Media Literacy Project was part of a New Mexico host committee for the Reproductive Justice Network Annual Meeting & Third Wave Convening held at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town.

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