Monday, May 17, 2010

"I am awakened"

Our vision is 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. We are the only organization in the nation working within an African centered framework to utilize critical media literacy and technology education as a leadership development tool.

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News from Message Media Ed

We've revised our website! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Sunday, April 25th @ Vegan Village Cafe, community members participated in Rise Above the Noise: Your Health & Global Warming and engaged in an authentic conversation about the eating habits, media influence and disease impacting the Black community. After a session of reflection, we screened portions of the film, Eating (a documentary that makes a direct link between cancer and an animal-based diet), and shared our learning on how to counter food-related media influence on our youth over a scrumptious vegan meal.

Two of my favorite quotes from post-evaluations completed at Rise Above the Noise are, "I am awakened" and "A must have intervention lesson." To all of the participants: I'm honored to have learned from you as we journey together on a path toward health in the Black community, regardless of media messages. Knowledge, change, action begins today-start somewhere... Ashe

Stay tuned for the date and location of the next Rise Above the Noise: Black Inferiority and the Normalization of Failure.

Friday, 5/7 completed the Social Media & Marketing component of Tea N Technology and we had a blast! If you haven't seen it already, check out one of our social media/marketing projects here:

Up next @ Tea N Technology... SOFTWARE BASICS!

That's right! Those of you, young and elder, in need of instruction in Microsoft Word, Flyer design and Microsoft Powerpoint, the next couple of trainings for Tea N Technology are for you!

We will meet Fridays, May 21st and June 4th, 2-4:30pm at the offices of Black Women for Wellness. If you are on Facebook, click here for all details and to RSVP:!/event.php?eid=110373422333790

Otherwise, visit our website for more info. Remember, these trainings are FREE, so if you can't make it, spread the word!

On Thursday, 5/13, during National Women's Health Week, the team at Message Media Ed worked with the students at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, to produce a PSA on Tennis for the annual Taste of Tennis community event by Sports Explorer, Saturday, May 15th at Crenshaw High. The event was a success and check out the PSA here:

We will be in touch with more news soon! Pamoja!

In service,


Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, M.S.
Founder/Executive Director, Message Media Ed

Message Media Ed - Innovators Uncovered
Producing Black Leadership for the Digital Age
323-708-2526 cell

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