Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back-To-School in LA: Preparing the Village for Success in Education!

Greetings Family!

As you prepare for college, high school or middle school, we'd like to bring to your attention that the back-to-school season looks a bit different through an African American lens... check out some critical discussions and workshops headed your way. Obtaining a socially just education is our number one priority... so join us to: Celebrate our culture and heritage; diagnose the realistic challenges we face; take advantage of the resources and skill building opportunities around us to thrive as a community. 

Please factor the following events into your plans, as they are specifically designed to empower the African American community of South Los Angeles! Don't miss them! Also, PLEASE FORWARD AND SHARE with your social and professional networks. Our strongest marketing tool is word of mouth.

CRITICAL Upcoming Events from Message Media Ed...

(Click on each link for more info and to RSVP/Register)

1. Message Media Ed Monthly Lecture Series: Navigating Predominantly White and Latino K-12 & Higher Ed Schools, Thursday, August 25th, 6-8:30pm - for youth, parents and educators. Also check out our event page on Facebook! Please call or text 323-708-2526 to RSVP by Wednesday, August 24th. 

2. The Digital Elder Project 2-day Empowerment Retreat, Sat. Aug. 27th & Sun. Aug. 28th - designed for young adults, adults and seniors, of ALL skill levels! Registration deadline: Friday, August 19th. Also, to register via the mail, please email to receive a registration packet. 

3. Digital Scholars After School Program - Developing Teen Authors! Tuesdays, 4-7pm, October 11 - December 13 - a unique, Afrocentric, college level course on writing and publishing an autobiography, for ages 13-17. Registration Deadline: Friday, September 23rd.

4. [VIDEO] Bi-Weekly TEEN OPEN MIC & Creative Writing Workshop! DIGITAL LYRICIST XCHANGE (DLX), Every Other Friday, 6-11pm - for teens, ages 13-18. Parents: Drop off your teens with us, get some me time, while we draw the inner light out of them! Please watch the video to get a sense of the evening.  NEXT DLX SESSION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH! (Remember, our teen open mic does not allow the use of the n-word or cursing). Please share. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

In service,

Shani Byard
Founder/Executive Director
Message Media Ed

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