One of our grant partners, Media Literacy Project (MLP) was honored at the 1st Fueling Increasingly Relevant Education (F.I.R.E.) Awards on October 11th. This award recognizes educators and organizations promoting social justice and equity in the classroom and in the community. MLP delivers media literacy to communities all around New Mexico through their comprehensive trainings and specialized programs, including teaching media production skills to young women of color and organizing other youth initiatives addressing media justice issues. Third Wave is proud to support MLP in their mission to create “a world where all people and communities have affordable access to utilize any and all media tools to ensure their self-determination and a healthy media landscape.” -MLP Mission Statement
The F.I.R.E. Award was presented by the New Mexico Education Equity Alliance (NMEEA), a collective of youth, community members, educators, and allies that believes that every child has a right to a high quality, equitably funded, public education. Similar to MLP, NMEEA supports campaigns to get more voices of educators, students, and community into the public discussion of school policies. MLP recently participated in an initiative with Families United for Education to give families more say in the Albuquerque Public Schools Family.