Communication faculty receive grant for new feminist media justice colloquium
Communication faculty Demetria Shabazz, Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Mari Castaneda, along with Five College faculty member Bernadine Mellis, received a $10,000 digital humanities grant from the Five College Women Studies Research Center to develop a team-taught feminist media justice colloquium.
The course will offer students opportunities to learn about strategies for intervening in mainstream media production and to use new technologies to make media as a form of critical practice and activist intervention. Guest speakers will provide models of career paths in alternative media fields. The course will also pave the way for service learning and internship opportunities, mutually benefiting both students and community organizations.
Fuentes-Bautista and Castaneda received an additional $10,000 grant through the Five College Public Policy Initiative to develop a Media Justice Network (MJnet) in western Massachusetts and bring Pete Tridish to the Five Colleges as a social justice practitioner-in-residence.