Community Media in Action Applications for Youth Organizers and Organizations Due Feb. 6, 2016!

Community Media in Action (CMIA) is a G.A.P. initiative that supports social justice groups working to broaden their reach, deepen their impact and increase youth engagement through the production process. CMIA’s 2016 overall goals are:

1) to increase capacity of youth and community organizations to use media for social justice campaigns
2) to cultivate youth organizers as leaders who can produce high-impact media.

During CMIA youth organizers from New York City social justice organizations participate in six day-long workshops to build their media analysis and media production skills. Participants apply the media skills learned and produce a video/media piece on an issue of their choice by the end of the training. The CMIA curriculum focuses on developing youth in the following areas:

- Technical media production
- Storytelling
- Digital editing
- Audience identification
- Outreach strategizing
- Messaging
- Interviewing
- Media literacy
- Power analysis
- Cross-issue awareness and movement building (building relationships with youth from other social justice organizations and learning about their work and opportunities for future collaboration)
- Integrating social media into outreach, base-building and campaign visibility.

This year CMIA will take place from 10am to 6pm on the following dates:
Saturday, March 12th, 2016
Saturday, March 26th, 2016
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Saturday April 16th, 2016
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Application Deadline: Saturday, February 6th, 2016.
***We are offering these trainings at a very low cost to ensure participation from grassroots groups.  If you require a scholarship, please let us know. This price includes lunch, our G.A.P. curriculum, and ongoing support. For more information or questions email the Community Media in Action Coordinator [email protected].