In November, Media literacy Project (MLP) was fortunate to have Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) National Organizer Betty Yu, come to Albuquerque at a very critical time. Yu was already scheduled to visit MLP for a site visit. As a regional anchor for MAG-Net, MLP entertains site visits on a routine basis for planning and development purposes. MAG-Net is a local-to-local advocacy network of grassroots community organizations working together for media change to end poverty, eliminate racism, and ensure human rights. In service to the network, MLP participates in alliance-building and capacity building initiatives that aim to strengthen the impact of media justice organizing in the region.
MLP took advantage of the opportunity to have Yu speak to the QUQ situation at a televised community discussion called “Save Community Voices.” A veteran of public access television in New York City, Yu addressed the public access television community in Albuquerque. She was one of the lead organizers in the Save Public Access TV campaign in New York, a campaign that organized individuals and organizations around any legislation that threatened Community Access TV. The event at QUQ studios was organized to create a community space for strategy and planning next steps.