Promoting reflection in their original language Mixteco, about local history, traditions, culture and identity as a people. Through a community journalism workshop is taught to make a note, chronic, reportage and photography, using local and global dissemination to Twitter, as a bridge for feedback from other community members and those at migrants north of the continent.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
The Plum is located in the municipality of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional Oaxaca Mexico
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
The Plum is a fishing village of 2.185 inhabitants Afro half are young no telecommunications infrastructure and there is only one computer center with internet access in all the people, the racism that exists in this country have become invisible community denying them the right to tell their story, preserve their language. The migration to the U.S. is another problem that causes loss of identity and speakers
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Rescuing the oral tradition as legends, folktales, collective reconstruction of local history, notes on local cultural events and traditions of the ancient crafts chronic persisting among fishermen, as traditions and preserved. Photo stories about the everyday life of this town and its inseparable relationship with the sea subsistence
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
digital cameras, computers and social networks
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
La Otra Mirada A.C. has communication with the computer center of the village as they have done other workshops narrative here under the “meeting of black people” held in 2007, we have made other journalism projects in collaboration Father Glyn Jemmott's main promoter of black identity, and construction of the library, recently opened in 2008, XEJAM La Voz de la Costa Chica
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
At least 50 youth and adults participated in this project not including the response we get from those members who are outside the country, working in the north of the continent.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Through an open call, but also thanks to the network that already exists in the place with young people in school counseling courses or use of computer equipment, with the prior work,
Raul Hernandez Pedraza
La Otra Mirada Asociación Civil
Link to Existing Project
April 5, 2013
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