Press Release

Media Justice Forum Convenes on April 26

Media Literacy Project invites the community to discuss the impact of media
Monday, April 14, 2014
Contact Information: 
Shana Heinricy,, cell: (812) 325-9878, office: (505) 828-3388


WHAT: Media Literacy Project hosts Media Justice Forum at the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26 at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School. The forum provides an opportunity for the Albuquerque community to come together to discuss the impact the media have on our communities  and help chart the future path of media justice work.

The forum consists of panels of people from local organizations including Generation Justice, Quote Unquote, Encuentro, NM Compass, ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights, El Centro de Iqualdad y Derechos, Media Literacy Project and more. Topics will include: Privacy and digital surveillance, social media, community radio, media creation and youth for media justice. The forum is free, open to the public, and provides lunch.

“Creating responsible media is central to supporting our healthy communities and strong families in New Mexico, and everyone deserves to tell their own story in their own words. Our Media Justice Forum will help make that happen and we’re excited to learn and share with everyone who will be there,” Andrea Quijada, executive director of Media Literacy Project, said.

WHO:  Interviews are available with Andrea Quijada, executive director of Media Literacy Project.

WHERE: Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS), 4401 Central Ave. NE, Bldg. 2, Albuquerque

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COST: Free, with lunch provided


10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.        Welcome and Opening Panel

What is Media Justice? What does it mean for New Mexico?

•    Andrea Quijada, Media Literacy Project (moderator)
•    Roberta Rael,  Executive Director of Generation Justice
•    Steve Ranieri, Executive Director of Quote Unquote
•    Monica Braine, Native America Calling

10:55 a.m. to 11 a.m.        Break

11 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.        Breakout Session I

Youth for Media Justice
Pria Jackson, Anamarie Regino, Jess Liesveld, & Sharif Hasan (MACCS Students)

Tu Voz Digital/Your Digital Voice
Candelario Vasquez, Community Media Specialist with Encuentro

11:55 a.m. to 1 p.m.        Lunch by Mayahuel Catering

1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.        Breakout Session II

Digital Community Journalism
Marisa DeMarco, NM Compass

Poetry for Media Justice
Hakim Bellamy

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.    Closing Panel

Social Justice, Privacy, and Surveillance

  • Alanna Offield, Media Literacy Project (moderator)
  • Vicki Gaubeca, ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights
  • Nora E. Hernandez, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos
  • Other panelist to be announced.


About Media Literacy Project:

Media Literacy Project (MLP), a non-profit organization based in Albuquerque, is a nationally recognized leader in media literacy resources and education that transforms everyday people into critical media consumers and engaged media justice advocates. MLP offers a comprehensive, social-justice approach to media literacy, addressing its three components: access, analysis and creation. Since 1993, MLP has worked with schools and community organizations locally, nationally and internationally to deliver dynamic media literacy trainings and curricula, as well as to support media justice campaigns.


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