Media watch: Challenging the status quo

Beyond Borders Media, Community Focus Group

Hackney CVS is leading an application to the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Programme. The application is being developed in partnership with Refugee Women’s Association, Justice for Gay Africans, Hackney Unites, Mary Ward Centre, Aston Mansfield and Words of Colour Productions.
The proposal to the Big Lottery, Beyond Borders Media, has 2 main sections:
1) Media-watch: challenging discriminatory and/ or stereotypical representations of BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee) communities in the media.
2) Community media/citizen journalism: through a series of media training workshops, delivered by media professionals, project participants will learn media production and journalism techniques. Overall the project aim is to equip participants with the skills to tell their own stories and therefore to challenge misrepresentations of their communities.
In order to evidence the need for the bid, essential to get lottery funding, we are conducting a community focus group. Please join us to give us your views.
Date: Thursday 6th November
Time: 5:45 pm – 7.00 pm

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