Saturday, May 29, 2010
The second annual Youth Media Education Conference will be sponsored by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission and the Women of Color Media Justice Initiative on June 3, 2010 at California State Dominguez Hills’ Loker Student Union. Students from Crenshaw, Gardena, Washington Prep and King-Drew Medical Magnet High Schools, in addition to Bret Harte and Clay Middle Schools, have been invited to participate. The conference will involve students in youth presentations on media literacy and advocacy workshops and socially conscious youth musical performance. Topics will include improving media representations of young women and men of color, addressing violence against women of color in music and video, developing positive images of masculinity and male responsibility, highlighting LGBT youth perspectives on the media, undocumented youth advocacy and media and designing alternative media by countering the influence racist, sexist and homophobic media stereotypes have on youth behaviors and mental health.