Congratulations to Julio Barrenzeula, Phil Gibbons, Monique Lyons and Waleska Santiago from the M.A. program in Media for Social Justice.
Their work has been accepted to a panel entitled “Transmedia and Latino Social Causes” at Crossroad Talks: The 26th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture at the University of Arizona. The symposium takes place this week from February 25th-27th in Tucson, Arizona.The symposium runs from February 25th through 27th at the Arizona Historical Society.
Here is a synopsis of the accepted projects:
Julio Barrenzuela is the Salsa Ambassador, and his project focuses on the connections between salsa and social change. He is working on a transmedia series highlighting Soldiers Who Salsa, a nonprofit organization using salsa dancing to treat PTSD.
Phil Gibbons’ podcast (someveryfamouspeople.com) includes unique, byte-sized biographies of the famous, the infamous and the quirky — in less than an hour. The podcast format conveys history and culture through storytelling, and his Che Guevara podcast is an excellent example in a Latino context.
Monique Lyons is presenting My Survivor Village (MSV), a virtual community dedicated to supporting cancer patients in the Latina community.
MSV’s mission is to help transform victims into survivors by creating a dynamic and educational virtual space that engages and inspires Latina cancer patients.
Waleska Santiago is presenting Doce Veneno (Sweet Venom), a film shedding light on the truth about pesticides – the dark side of the food industry in the Brazilian city of Limoeiro do Norte.