Connecticut becomes the 4th state to introduce media literacy legislation through the work of Media Literacy Now and our partners
Qur-an Webb is taking the lead on the legislative effort in Connecticut. He has extensive experience working with youth and is a social work supervisor with the Conn. Department of Children and Families. He is co-founder of Welcome 2 Reality LLC.
With the help of Welcome 2 Reality co-founder Anthony Gay, and the support of Media Literacy Now, Mr. Webb worked with state Sen. Terry Gerratana for the introduction of Senate Bill 62. The bill would require the state Board of Education to support local and regional boards of education in offering media literacy education as part of the public school curriculum.
Welcome 2 Reality elevates the public’s awareness of the impact social media and technology have on today’s society through seminars, outreach presentations and lectures. They are currently filming a documentary, “Welcome to Reality: Let’s Sing, Rap & Talk about it,” to address the messages in current music and music videos.
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.