A PROGRAM FOR LES YOUTH AGES 16 to 24 – $250 stipends upon completion of course. Pre-registration required. Limited spaces. Register Now, registration form below!

Every Monday & Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

March 25th through May 15th, 2019

We are Loisaida are very pleased to present this 8-week intensive workshop in media literacy and production for girls, young women, female-identify and GNC youth at the early stage of their careers, within the launch of our long-awaited El Semillero/The Seedbed. The program will be led by educators Patri Gonzalez and Milton Xavier Trujillo of the Global Action Project, with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

This program designed for girls, young women, female-identify and GNC youth, but young men are welcome to apply! We are offering the program to individuals who are emergent or pre-emergent artists, media workers, and/or technologists. Participants will learn how to break down media messages, stories from the LES, strategic messaging and script writing, video production, and more. There is a focus on media literacy as an essential skill of inquiry and self-expression in a variety of fields.

At the end of the training, participants will have produced a video for distribution. Participants will have collaboratively led all aspects of the video production process, including pre-production, production and post-production editing. The video will result from creative story-telling strategies and address the intersections of NYC communities facing increased threats to their livability/quality of life. Before developing their video ideas, participants will have the opportunity to:

1) Listen from community-based artists and organizers who have worked to preserve and expand equitable living for women, LGBTQI and Latinx in the Lower East Side; and

2) Analyze media representations of NYC’s women and LGBTQI communities. Finally, participants will collectively produce a story that encompasses their lived realities and build on the stories of their own stories that we have worked with during the program.

We are pleased to offer a $250 stipend for participants who are committed to the full run of the program. Participants are chosen by a committee on a needs-basis as well as on the basis in which participants can demonstrate their level of commitment. Click below to register!

Register for the M.U.J.E.R. Community Media in Action Program today!