Loisaida is very pleased to present the result of the 4-week intensive workshop in media literacy and production for young women and their allies at the early stage of their careers, within the launch of our long-awaited El Semillero/The Seedbed. The program is slated to be lead by local filmmaker Eden Martinez.

Loisaida’s Semillero presents the pilot program: M.U.J.E.R. Media Used for Justice Equity and Respect. We are offering the program to local individuals who are emergent or pre-emergent artists, media workers, and/or technologists, ages 16 – 24. Participants will learn how to break down media messages, stories from the LES, strategic messaging and script writing, video production, and more.

Participants received a modest $250 stipend stipend for their commitment and participation in the program. Participants were chosen by a committee on a needs-basis assessment. Please do not hesitate to spread the word about this program, as we are close to opening the second part in early 2020.

This program is funded by the New York City Council’s Cultural Immigrant Initiative, in partnership with the New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. We also want to acknowledge the support of our neighbors at The Door, for their work and we appreciate their commitment to the people they serve.