We’re pleased to announce that we are working with partners in Rhode Island and Missouri to move legislation forward and build awareness. Look for additional state partners in the next newsletter.
Michael Trofi, the Rhode Island State Coordinator for the Center for Civic Education programs, is building a coalition among education leaders and other stakeholders in Rhode Island while working with state lawmakers to introduce legislation. Mike is a former social studies teacher with a special interest in the need for media literacy in civics education. Find out more or get in touch.
Donnell Probst is our lead advocate in Missouri. In addition to reaching out to legislators, she is creating resources that will raise the visibility of the organization. Donnell is a photographer and full-time Media Studies student at Arizona State University, and is especially interested in how media messages affect children with disabilities and society’s perception of them. Learn more about Donnell and her work in Missouri.
Media Literacy Now was founded to build awareness of the urgent need for media literacy education, and to assist groups and individuals to work with their state lawmakers to introduce legislation and advocate for policy change. We are now leading the advocacy efforts for legislation in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. In addition to Rhode Island and Missouri, we are developing legislative strategies in several other new states: Watch this space for more information soon!