BeyondMedia Education

November 13th, 2009

 On this edition of Community Media & You we talk with Beyondmedia, a nonprofit whose mission is to work with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories. And to empower them as they organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.

Beyondmedia has tackled a wide range of issues, from HIV education, women in prisons, and youth violence. By using video and art, participants become experts on their issues affecting their lives and are trained to assume leadership roles as they raise public awareness about those concerns.Among its recent documentary work, Beyondmedia released “HIV: It’s Viral!” a DVD aimed at countering sexual health misinformation in high schools. And to encourage youth to become involved with HIV/AIDS issues.Joining me are: Salome Chasnoff, executive director of Beyondmedia, Tiara Epps, member of Chain of Change Youth Leadership Council and Zaida Sanabia, Youth Outreach Coordinator.

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