Advocacy

2017

Aware Media Solutions is an organization that wishes to work with schools in South Hadley and Holyoke in Massachusetts to have kids and young adults in middle school and high school read books that have characters with diverse identities and have access to documentaries on a variety of topics such as food access and climate change. Aware Media Solutions seeks to design curricula that are explicitly consciousness-raising. The organization wants students to critically think about how what they watch affects how they see the world. The organization currently sees a lack of critical thinking in the education of today, while students desperately need and crave it. Our world needs critical thinking because today’s students need a deep understanding of both US culture and politics.