Generation Justice (GJ) is the premiere, award-winning youth media project in New Mexico. GJ trains 13-25 year olds to harness the power of media and give rise to stories of hope.


Generation Justice at AMC 2016
















The Allied Media Conference is the largest conference for grassroots and community media in the country! This year, Kwetz Mexika, Kenia Alonzo, Christina Rodriguez, George Luna-Peña, and Roberta Rael represented Generation Justice in Detroit. At the conference, they met leaders and experts in surveillance, digital privacy, youth media, and other areas. You can hear their reflections and experiences about the conference on our podcast.


Meet the GJ YES! Interns 
Earlier this month, we organized a core training for our new summer interns! As part of the Youth Employment Summer Institute, GJ hired 7 core youth members to work with us through the summer. The program will give each intern an opportunity to continue working with GJ to build their work and media skills.


 

Showcasing Our Work Nationally












In 2015, GJ was one of six organizations selected nationally to be part of the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing's New Media & Technology Capacity Building Initiative. We received training and resources on harnessing digital tools for organizing and implemented many of these lessons into our #NMspeaksCrisis campaign. Last week, the FCYO asked GJ to participate in a national webinar. Folks from around the country logged on to learn about the campaign and integrating digital with traditional forms of organizing.  

Member Updates


Luna working at the FADER
Long-time GJ member Luna Olavarria Gallegos is now an intern for The FADER, a bi-monthly magazine that publishes articles on the "voice of emerging music and the lifestyle that surrounds it." Here is the link to her most recent articles.

 

Jakia Attending Savannah College of Art and Design
GJ member Jakia Fuller will be moving to Georgia this fall to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. She will be studying fashion design with a concentration on sustainable design. We wish her all the very best!  

 

Grounded in Media Justice

Over the last couple years, GJ has been the anchor organization for the Media Action Grassroots Network that fights for media justice at a national level. This month, we attended a MAG-Net Membership Assembly where we had the opportunity to network and strategize with other organizations from across the country. We also celebrated huge media justice victories around Net Neutrality, Prison Phones Justice and the Lifeline Program.













It is an honor to serve as the MAG-Net Anchor Organization for NM to ensure that our community's voice is at the forefront of the media justice movement. 

On Air for Our Community

GJ radio productions always reflect our core values: Action, Community, Youth Leadership and Empowerment, Equity, Multiculturalism, and Love. The radio programs over the last month are no different. We talked about the struggles refugees in our community face, how people with disabilities can get the services they need, immigration rights and how the Girl Scouts is positively impacting New Mexican girls.  

June Radio Shows 

In Community












 
  • Monday, June 6 - Press Conference: Community Groups Stand With Albuquerque Youth Criminalized By Trump Protest Witch Hunt
  • Saturday, June 4 - New Mexico Counselors Association Annual Conference
  • Monday, June 13 & Tuesday, June 14 - YES! Team Lead Training
  • Wednesday, June 15 - Blogging Training with Kristi Goldade
  • Thursday, June 16 & Friday, June 17 - WK Kellogg Communications Training
  • Wednesday, June 29 & Thursday, June 30 - YES! Opening Convening

Standing in Light and Love

Over the past year, our communities have sadly experienced the aftermath of hatred, violence, and tragedy. More than ever, communities of diverse backgrounds need to come together to cope and heal.

In collaboration with Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), Generation Justice and RAICES (Community Education of Traditional Medicine), we would like to invite you to join us in addressing the stress, loss and trauma individuals, families, and communities are facing. As part of this collaborative, we are organizing a weekly healing space where community members can pray, meditate, sit in silence, or engage in other practices of peace together. By coming together as an interfaith and multicultural community, we hope that Standing in Love and Light can promote the idea that peace is possible despite social, cultural, religious, spiritual and political differences. Our Shared Healing Space assembly is scheduled every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Tiguex Park. RSVP by visiting our Facebook page here. 

We hope you to see you there!

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