Press Release

Show Your Love for Nosh on Valentine’s Day

Media Literacy Project demonstrates support for local victims of anti-Semitism
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Contact Information: 
Shana Heinricy shana@medialiteracyproject.org Cell: 812-325-9878

WHAT: Show your love for Nosh on Valentine’s Day! Recently, Nosh, Jewish delicatessen and bakery, has been the victim of two attacks of anti-Semitic vandalism with mailing labels scribbled with hate speech on their front window. Media Literacy Project (MLP) is showing support for Nosh by covering the front window with Valentines of support. MLP will provide the supplies, and everyone in the community is invited to stop by to make a Valentine while Nosh is open, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. MLP will be present from 10 a.m. to noon.

Albuquerque has more love than hate, and our community shows that by supporting responsible speech. This Show Your Love event is MLP’s way of combating the hate speech that Nosh has been experiencing. Media Literacy Project’s Siembra la Palabra Digna campaign works to address irresponsible speech and hate speech not just in our media, but within the community as well. 

WHEN:

  • February 14, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon
  • People can stop by to create their Valentine of support anytime Nosh is open, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but interviews will only be available from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

WHERE: Nosh, 116 Amherst Dr Se, Albuquerque, NM 87106, (505) 919-8022

WHO: The following are available for interviews from 10 a.m. to noon:

  • Andrea Quijada, executive director of Media Literacy Project
  • Alisa Turtletaub, owner of Nosh
  • Emmanuelle “Neza”  Leal-Santillan, media justice organizer of Media Literacy Project, who can provide interviews in Spanish

 

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.

Through education, programs and grassroots campaigns, Media Literacy Project transforms everyday people into critical media consumers and informed media justice advocates who deconstruct media, inform media policy and create media that reflect their lived experience.

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