martes, 15 de septiembre de 2009

Reminder: Radio workshop starts Sept. 27

What? Radio workshop for young Spanish speakers, ages 6-12. Organized by Círculo Outreach Program, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University
When? Every Sunday Sept. 27-Dec. 6, 2-4 pm (except Thanksgiving Weekend). Space is limited. Please register by Sept. 21.
Where? Porter Hall A22, Carnegie Mellon University

Why? Children in the Pittsburgh area have little to no exposure to heritage language media content created specifically by and for others like them, resulting in a lack of opportunities required to develop and strengthen their bilingual and bicultural skills, and to create a sense of community which will empower them through the development of healthy social, educational, and psychological individualities. Furthermore, they have even fewer opportunities available to create this type of content. Our project seeks to bridge that gap on two levels: on the one hand, it will give a group of Hispanic heritage children ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to become dexterous in the use of media technology, and to use these skills to create and produce high quality material that is relevant to them and apt for broadcast and publication in radio, digital newspapers, blogs, and video- and audio-podcasts; on the other hand, it will give large numbers of Hispanic, Latin@ and Chican@ children the chance to become the audience for this material, and to communicate and interact with those who created it through phone calls, letters, and responses posted on electronic media. Through these 10-week workshops held at Carnegie Mellon University, mini-traveling workshops held in selected Hispanic nodal points in the city, activities in conjunction with a college-level course on Hispanic radio taught at CMU, and partnerships with existing media broadcasting organizations made in and for the Hispanic community in the Greater Pittsburgh area, we seek to make this project a reality. We look forward to working with you in providing these opportunities for the Spanish-speaking children in our region.
For registration and more info, please contact us:
Tels. 412-268-5149; 412-268-8052.

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