One Hood Media's mission is fuse activism and art to raise awareness about social justice issues that impact marginalized communities. In keeping with our mission we offer a number of engaging and interactive workshops that range from hip hop pedagogy to media matters in marganalized communities.
America’s Most Wanted: Hip Hop, The Media, and Mass Incarceration
America’s Most Wanted: Hip Hop, The Media, and Mass Incarceration is an in depth discussion regarding the negative imagery prominent in current Rap music and probes who is responsible for shaping the negative narrative that dominates the genre. How Mass Media Leads to Mass Incarceration further analyses the direct connection between the contrary images of young men of color and the inordinate proportion of the same demographic fueling the prison industrial complex.
Why is New Media Essential for Marginalized Communities
All too often marginalized communities are either underrepresented or misrepresented in media. Our mission is to improve self image, dispel stereotypes, and provide a positive forum of self expression and community acceptance. Our workshop is a means of educating the participant on the effects of media societal perception, and more specifically, on how it shapes the way we oft time view “reality”. We would like to explore the constant bombardment of media images and how these images shape perception of self, community, and ultimately the world. We desire to educate specifically regarding the fallacies involved in the utilization of certain images and how incorrect, warped perceptions are formed, as well as, how to counteract the effects. The participants will be taken through the process of how positive voices are cultivated via various forms of media and the positive results thereby produced. The specific focus, though not limited to, is to educate the participant in the nuances of the culture of today’s media, as well as, to enhance their focus on education and personal accountability in today’s world.
The Basics for the Independent Artist
Often times independent artists are torn between working at a job to pay their bills and honing their gifts and talents to forge a way for themselves. This workshop focuses on the basics of getting yourself out there as an independent artists. Topics addressed include branding, artist social media/internet presence, website development on a budget and grant writing strategies for the independent artist.