Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bittersweet news...

Greetings Family!

Your response and enthusiasm for our Digital Lyricist Finalists and Sankofa Digi-Family Day, Sunday, February 27th @ Earlez Grille, is truly humbling! We are filled to capacity and cannot accept any more RSVP's at this time. Our guest list for Sankofa Family Day is now closed. :( :) :/

However... those of you who did not make our RSVP deadline, don't worry because we have other upcoming events to share with you!

Upcoming Events from Message Media Ed:

Saturday, February 26th: I am a presenter at LA Media Reform Summit @ Occidental College! Please attend my workshop,"Media Literacy for Social Justice: Producing Black Leadership for the Digital Age", 3:30-4:40pm, and learn about our researched-based, cutting-edge, hybrid formula for empowering youth, adults and seniors of African descent to utilize human, cultural, and technological resources for innovation and community advancement. Click here for summit details and registrationand I look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, March 12th & 13th: Message Media Ed presents, The Digital Elder Project - 2-day Empowerment Retreat @ LA Urban League West Adams/Baldwin Hills WorkSource Center! Enhance your Texting, Email, Facebook, Podcasting Skills, and more!  Increase your awareness of African American social, economic and educational accomplishments and challenges! Enhance youth/adult communication! **Special guest speaker: Robin M. Caldwell, Huffington Post Technology Blogger & Executive Editor of Black Web 2.0! Produce video podcasts! Registration deadline: Friday, March 4thClick here for retreat details and to register today!

Saturday, March 26th: Message Media Ed presents, Diversity Leaders Boot Camp @ Village Health Foundation! A 4-hour leadership intensive, designed for youth/youth adults, ages 13-25, and their parents/guardians/mentors, to enhance youth/adult communication; identify youth challenges & strengthen youth support systems; clarify career goals and leadership roles as young African Americans; practice critical tools for analyzing negative media stereotypes that strongly impact self-images and self-esteem! Youth produce video podcasts sharing their vision for their community! Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 23rd. Click here for boot camp details and to register today!

Mon-Sat., April 18th-23rd: Message Media Ed presents, Diversity Leaders 6-day Spring Retreat @ Village Health Foundation! Designed for youth/young adults, ages 13-25, this leadership retreat sets the standard for all spring break experiences. Participants will graduate having enhanced their skill-sets in computer operation, internet research, resume writing, public speaking, critical thinking, peer mentoring, journaling, and self-reflection! All youth produce an online portfolio (blog), a professional representation of their talent, voice and passions, useful for college and job applications! Registration is now open, participation is limited to 20, and first come first serve. Registration deadline is Friday, April 8th, but we may reach capacity before then. Click here for retreat details and to register today!

Can't make any of our events, but you still want to support our mission of closing the digital divide and increasing innovation and leadership in the African American community? We got you covered! :)

Please support our Black History Month Fundraiser... Buy professional and supporting our mission! Only $20 for our unique Mini-Executive Notebooks! Click here to check them out and to purchase today!

Lol! Is that enough for you? Thank you for taking the time to read our news. We appreciate you :). Don't sleep family... join us!

In service,


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