Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The Divas Media Group increases girls’ media literacy by exploring representations of femininity, the gender binary, and the limitations of gender stereotypes. In weekly meetings, participants discuss feminism, sexism and other social justice issues, and create radio and TV productions that are aired in the local community. These activities give participants the opportunity to improve their public-speaking skills, and learn about digital audio engineering. The program also incorporates creativity through spoken word and arts and crafts workshops. Along with boosting media literacy, the program aims to increase girls’ confidence overall, enhance their understanding of consent in sexual relationships, and of LGBTQ+ identities.
Grant amount: $114,128 over 4 years