Many people have been asking me, "Why ACMEBoston?", "Why do we need it?", "What is it really trying to do?"
ACMEBoston has a three step approach:
1.) EDUCATION – ACMEBoston works to give media users greater FREEDOM and CHOICE by teaching them how to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce media. ACME-style literacy education emphasizes knowledge, skills, and activism.
2,) CREATION – putting the tools and skills in the hands of people to create and produce their own media. Particularly for those who have been marginalized by, and shut out of, the current media system.
3.) MOBILIZATION – understanding how our government and the market decide who owns the media, who doesn't, and who benefits most from these decisions. ACMEBoston provides an opportunity for public mobilization through civic engagement to create a more just, equitable, and representative media system.
EDUCATION = POWER
CREATION = POWER
MOBILIZATION = POWER
ACMEBoston works to put power back in the hands of people for progressive media, and social, change.
I hope this provides a framework (at least to start off with and to move forward from) in understanding why ACMEBoston is unique, essential, and fun, too!