Let’s learn together, grow together, and take concrete action together to end gender-based violence.

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Breakthrough and NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Invite you to join us for a

MEDIA ACTION LAB

July 20-21, 2017

Location: NYU Steinhardt

Meet our speakers for July 2017!

Additional speakers to be announced.

On July 20 & 21, 2017 in partnership with NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, 30 undergraduate students from the northeastern United States, along with renowned media experts, will come together at NYU to design an iconic disruptive action that will challenge gender-based violence in college life. With Breakthrough’s help, YOU will be a changemaker on YOUR campus. 

Breakthrough’s Action Lab is:

An intensive training in recognizing and dismantling the cultural norms that lead to gender-based violence

An incubator of student-led iconic disruptive action to create a world in which all can live with dignity and respect

An opportunity to sharpen your expertise in the media representation of gender, in order to take the lead in building a world of compassion and shared humanity

A chance to connect with like-minded students and experts from your chosen media field

FREE to attend!*

YOU are the expert on your campus culture, your student body, and what your college or university needs in order to be a safer space for all. WE can help you make it happen. You’ll leave Breakthrough’s Action Lab with an iconic disruptive action to challenge gender-based violence. After the Action Lab, Breakthrough will work with you via the Action Hotline in order to share tools, resources, connections, and know-how to make that action happen on your campus and beyond.

Whether you are a seasoned social justice advocate or just looking for a way to get started, Breakthrough’s Action Lab can help you build your toolbox for human rights. You do not need to have experience in social justice activism or gender equity, just a desire to take action and make change! 

For even more support, consider applying with a buddy from your campus! You’ll brainstorm together, harness your collective power, hold each other accountable, and make change as a team!

Applications for the 2017 Action Lab are now closed. For more information, please contact us at actionlab@breakthrough.tv.

Breakthrough strongly encourages applications from community college students, undocumented students, LGBTQ+ students, men, students of color, and students of all gender identities. Students with an understanding of intersectionality are also encouraged to apply.

*Breakthrough’s Action Lab is free of charge to all participants, with support from the Oak Foundation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days. Attendees are encouraged to commute to and from the Action Lab if possible. While travel expenses are not covered for all, limited scholarship funds will be available.

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