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SXSW EDU 2019

Building Equity in Media

A key component of building digital equity in diverse populations across the country is providing people meaning tools for creation, literacy and understanding in the digital economy. Media centers are finding ways to develop programs to build digital skills and a diverse creative workforce. This session will look at examples of non-profit media organizations that work to empower youth in the creative economy, and provide meaningful education for disenfranchised communities.

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Takeaways

  1. Local community media centers can be drivers for building equity and digital inclusion.
  2. Youth empowerment and education insures greater diversity in the creative workforce.
  3. Community education strategies have to be geared for all communities and factor in economic and time constraints of potential participants.

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Organizer

Susan Malone, Executive Director, Wide Angle Youth Media

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