Message Media Ed
School of Black Leadership in the Digital Age
Youth | Adults | Seniors
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Our vision is to close the digital divide and increase leadership and innovation in the African American community. Therefore, we aim to cultivate the capacity in youth, adults and seniors of African descent to skillfully diversify, lead and innovate in the 21st Century community, classroom and workplace.
Our mission is to develop Black leadership for the Digital Age: culturally conscious role models and meaningful participants in the digital landscape. We do this by providing supportive, creative learning environments for cultural healing, leadership development and skill building in critical media literacy, social media and information technology.
Message Media Ed provides traveling professional development workshops, for youth, adults and seniors, designed to close digital, socioeconomic, cultural and academic divides in the African American community. The overarching principle guiding our work stems from a contemporary interpretation of the West African concept of Sankofa (also symbolized as the Sankofa Bird in our logo): To cultivate knowledge of self and our past, in order to skillfully advance, and diversify our future. Therefore, we target potential participants for our workshops who are from predominantly African American communities, whose ancestors were displaced from Africa and brought to America through the transatlantic slave trade, and have been historically marginalized; socioeconomically disadvantaged; and harshly media stereotyped. We reconnect participants to African principles, language and heritage, and empower them to use human and technological resources to counter and thrive in a media saturated, predominantly Euro-American society and educational system.
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