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Andrea Quijada: Untold Stories and Wonder Woman’s Golden Lasso

By February 26, 2013September 24th, 2019No Comments

An alum of Rockwood’s Fellowship for Media, Communications, and Information Policy, Andrea Isabel Quijada is the Executive Director of Media Literacy Project. With more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer, and 20 years as a community organizer, Andrea has a deep passion for media justice. She presents nationally and internationally on the impact of media on culture, politics, and technology, serves on the Leadership Team of the national Media Action Grassroots Network, and is a 2010 alum of Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices. She is an advisory board member of Generation Justice, serves as an advisor to Enlace Comunitario, and is a volunteer with IMPACT Personal Safety New Mexico. She has co-founded various organizations in Albuquerque, including Young Women United, a reproductive justice organization by and for young women of color. She is particularly interested in media as a tool for self-determination and movement building. Andrea has strong cultural and community ties to the Southwest. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she has happily made New Mexico her home for the past 17 years. Andrea earned her M.A. in Art History from the University of New Mexico with a focus on Chicana feminist art and art of social movements.

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