GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA

GlobalGirl Media (GGM) is an nonprofit organization that develops the voice and media literacy of young women in underserved communities by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to improve scholastic achievement, ignite community activism and spark social change. The existing gender gap in media, particularly new media, obstructs the ability of women and girls' to influence change at local and global levels. By linking young women internationally with seasoned reporters, educators and mentors, GlobalGirl Media teaches girls that their voice matters, their story counts.
Oct 7, 2014

GGM FALL UPDATE

South Africa GGM in action!
South Africa GGM in action!

We have had a very busy fall here at GlobalGirl Media and are excited to share with you some highlights, and thank you for your ongoing support!

Here are some dispatches from the field:

GGM wins a Hollywood Foreign Press Award, presented by Kerry Washington!

KERRY WASHINGTON’S GGM SPEECH 

GGM Co-founder and ED Amie Williams blogs about the origins and inspiration behind GlobalGirl Media:

AMIE HUFF POST BLOG

GGM South Africa covers Digital Media Week in Johannesburg, the only video journalism team selected to do so! Please visit our website to review their reports! www.globalgirlmedia.org

GGM Reporter Najlae Nellouri travels to Geneva with ED Amie Williams to present their work at the Annual #Giving Women Conference, where Swiss and European thought leaders and funders in womens' empowerment  gather to share stories, reflect and build powerful coalitions. Najlae screened part of our award-winning film on sexual harrassment in Morocco: BREAKING THE SILENCE.

GGM Los Angeles Reporter Jeanette Moreno reported on the SISTERHOOD RISING LEADERSHIP RETREAT at UC Santa Barbara, producing a ten-minute video for the California Endowment and Liberty Hill. LINK TO VIDEO HERE:

SISTERHOOD RISING

GGM Chicago Bureau continues its stellar work on the webisode series, “Justice and Liberty for All”, civically engaging youth through issues that concern them. Story topics include: economic disparities for LGBTQ and homeless teens, beauty and cultural stereotypes inhibiting individual and social potential, the real lives of undocumented students and families, and sexual assault on college campuses.  This series and the ongoing GGM Chicago Ndws Bureau is made possible with support from After School Matters, led by our intrepid Program Director, Antiope Loomis. Please visit our website to see parts of the webisode.

GGM prepares to launch its very own Broadband Channel: the GlobalGirl Media Network (GGMN). “The Thinking Girls Channel: Putting Girls at the Center of the Story,"   GGMN is dedicated to girls' empowerment, leadership, self-esteem and gender equality -- providing content by, for, and about girls and young women, and global and much needed perspectives for girls ages 13-24, filling a space left barren by major media outlets.  Through emerging broadband television leader TV4 Entertainment, GGMN will offer high-quality video content and news reporting, and be accessible to viewers across the globe via the web and mobile through a destination content portal and super-distributed video network on such platforms as Hulu, Amazon, Roku and YouTube.  GGMN is scheduled to launch October 10 to coincide with the International Day of the Girl.

Jun 3, 2014

GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA REPORT JUNE, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

A three-week advanced digital media and journalism training was convened at the Jozi Hub, Johannesburg as part of the ongoing GlobalGirl Media News Bureau and Digital Media Trainings, sponsored by OSI. Our GlobalGirls took to the streets of Johannesburg to ask the free-born generation how they feel about the elections, the various political parties, and the experience of voting for the first time. A total of fifteen, one-minute videos were produced in addition to 7 longer pieces, which were blasted out through all GGM’s social media during the fifteen days leading up to the national presidential elections with the trending hashtag #FreeBornFreeMind.



Please check out our full playlist of videos produced for the #FreeBornFreeMind project.

 

CHICAGO

The American Bar Association is sponsoring GlobalGirl Media Chicago's first investigative journalism unit project. Chicago journalist, NPR (WBEZ) contributor and GGM Chicago mentor, Alison Flowers, is working with four GGM Chicago student-journalists to tackle the subject of gun rights and violence in the city. Through polling and in-depth interviews, the team is seeking to find who the real stakeholders are in the gun debate.
 


 

GlobalGirl Media Chicago also recently released a short documentary video sponsored by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC). Low wage tipped workers in restaurants are predominantly women, and women of color, making an average of $2.50 an hour as tipped workers. The video tells the story of Aisha Thurman and her two daughters, who are "living off tips," in Detroit, Michigan, dealing with sexual harassment, job insecurity, for $2.65 an hour. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers has not increased since 1970.


LOS ANGELES

GlobalGirl Media is proud to announce 12 new GlobalGirl graduates from the Eastern Coachella Valley! These girls have worked hard to write, produce, and edit their own stories in their communities. This past winter they produced three short web-video documentaries about their mothers' own stories about immigration, women's roles in their families/communities, and their aspirations and dreams as part of the Mother/Madre Series. We are very proud of these girls' accomplishments and the bright future that lays ahead of them. Congratulations from the entire GlobalGirl Family! 
 

You can watch the three inspiring videos produced with support from The California Endowment and Building Healthy Communities here: I Am Not AshamedBreaking the Cycle, and My Mother's Courage. And see more videos by GGM Los Angeles reporters here

LONDON

GlobalGirl Media is pleased to announce plans to open a new bureau location in London. A big thanks to Suzanne Biegel for organizing a working advisory board. You can follow Suzanne's blog here. Stay tuned for more information to come soon!


PARTNERSHIP WITH WOMEN'S ENEWS

Women's eNews, in partnership with GlobalGirl Media, launched Teen Voices during their annual awards gala honoring gender equality work. Teen Voices at Women's eNews is a new source for global news on girls' experiences, perspectives and challenges, cultivating the next generation of social activist journalists and bridging the gap between generations of female readers.

 

PRESS FEATURES

Zocalo Public Square featured a piece written by GlobalGirl Janelly Martinez about creating the Mother/Madre project I Am Not Ashamed. In the article, titled “Making Mom a Movie Star: Creating a Documentary About My Mother’s Work in the Fields Helped Me See Her in a New Light,” Janelly tells readers about her experience with GlobalGirl Media and how the Mother/Madre project came about:

"I honestly didn’t think of my mom’s job as interesting until my friends and I signed up for a filmmaking class this past winter break offered by Global Girl Media, a nonprofit that provides high school girls with media and leadership training. We were in a room at Mecca’s Boys & Girls Club, where I’ve been going for about a year and a half (since I was 12) to participate in community service, get homework help, and take boxing lessons. The Global Girl Media teachers asked us if we thought there was anything interesting about our lives that would make a great story. It was hard to think of something..."

Click here to read the full article: Making Mom a Movie Star
The Desert Sun also featured an article about the Mother/Madre Project and how it has documented the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of the mothers of our Coachella GlobalGirls. Read the full article.
A blog post about "hashtag feminism," written by GlobalGirl Media Executive Director Amie Williams, was featured on the Action Blog of the Global Campaign for Education website. Read the full post here.
 
Also, TruthAtlas did a wonderful piece on Amie and GlobalGirl Media entitled "Turning Trauma Into Purpose," which can be read in full here.

UPCOMING SUMMER TRAININGS

GGM will be conducting three trainings for teenage girls in digital media journalism this summer in Chicago, Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Please welcome our new Program Partner: Youth Uprising in Oakland, CA.

Please contact brianne@globalgirlmedia.org for more information about trainings.

Jun 3, 2014

Food Forward Report June 2014

The GlobalGirls in L.A. have completed production of the FOOD FORWARD series and are still hard at work on other projects, writing blogs and attending screenings, gatherings and other important girl-empowerment events such as the recent Brentwood School event.

Our partner, ALTA MED Health Clinics in East and South Los Angeles, continues to feature FOOD FORWARD in their waiting rooms, serving over 1,500 people a day at 25 clinics. We are thrilled the message of healthy eating, alternative gardens and food justive is being shared in the communities we work directly in.

Click HERE to watch the entire FOOD FORWARD series on our You Tube channel...and thanks as always for your support!

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