New Youth for Media Justice Program

Youth for Media Justice at FCC 2014 Event
Youth for Media Justice at the Nuestras Voces Event

Youth for Media Justice (Y4MJ) is a new program that Media Literacy Project launched this summer. The program is for young people ages 15 to 21 in Albuquerque who are interested in working on media policy and media justice issues. The newly formed youth group first planned the agenda for the Nuestras Voces/Our Voices Event on June 30th in which the youth, MLP, and the NM Digital Justice Coalition hosted a visit from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. Youth for Media Justice centered the event on youth dialogue and spoke the night of the event. Y4MJ also seeks to educate other youth on media policy issues and get them involved in taking action. Y4MJ’s next plan of action involves an upcoming visit with New Mexico State Senator Jacob Candelaria in which they will discuss the Lifeline program and how it can be strengthened here in our state. For information on Youth for Media Justice please contact neza [at] medialiteracyproject [dot] org.