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Media and reproductive justice topic of presentation

Posted on October 17, 2012

Andrea Quijada, Executive Director of the Media Literacy Project, will speak at MSUM in the Comstock Memorial Union on Friday, Oct. 26, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Her presentation is titled “Girl Tech: Intersections of Media and Reproductive Justice.”

The Media Literacy Project, based in Albuquerque, N.M., focuses on creating affordable media access for all community members. It challenges values that center on heterosexual families, limit social debate, and marginalize families, communities, and women of color.

Quidaja’s presentation will describe Girl Tech, a yearlong program designed for young women of color to share their own experiences and perspectives on reproductive justice through storytelling and video production. The presentation will show how media can be used to shift culture, support campaigns, foster collaborations, and build social justice movements.

This event is part of the 12th Annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference. It is free and open to the public. For more information about Quijada’s presentation, contact Sherry Lee Short at shortsh@mnstate.edu or 218.477.4070.


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