BM Fellowship Program

$1,590 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 21 months
Arielle Newton  FAR ROCKAWAY, NY

The Black Millennial Fellowship  is a 6-week program designed for Black activists who use or are interested in using arts, culture, and independent media to advance racial justice.

Given capacity, we are only accepting 5-7 BM Fellows.

The inaugural class is scheduled to launch Summer 2016. We're securing funds now to ensure successful programmatic development and execution.

Timeline:
Phase One: Fundraising (May 2015 - Sept 2015)
Phase Two: Curriculum Development (Oct 2015 - Dec 2015)
Phase Three: Application Process (Jan 2016 - May 2016)
Phase Four: BM Fellowship Launch! (June 2016)


BM Fellows will go through a comprehensive curriculum designed to connect cultural traditions in racial justice organizing.


Fellowship Course

-Orientation
-The Blackosphere
-Cultural Empowerment and the Black Tradition
-Media Rights, Advocacy, and Activism
-Cultural Communication for Social Justice
-Social Entrepreneurship


This rigorous program aims to:

-Familiarize participants with core cultural principles such as storytelling, blogging, literature, film, cinema, and other artistic expressions

-Analyze social justice movements through an artistic and cultural lens

-Teach participants how to write, edit, and publish racial justice articles in a manner appropriate for the growing social justice blogosphere

-Promote the understanding of media rights in activism and public advocacy

-Familiarize participants with contemporary digital communication platforms such as Google+, Skype, Wordpress, YouTube, and other social media networks

-Introduce functional concepts of social entrepreneurship

-Strengthen financial literacy

-Build relationships for continued programmatic growth


After successful completion of the program, BM Fellows will be awarded a $100 honorarium. BM Fellows are also given travel subsidies to minimize the cost of train and bus fare during the program.


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Funds go to honorariums for participants after successful completion of the program, curriculum development, trainfare, operational costs, printed materials, and other fees.
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Wow, I'm humbled to announce in under three days, we've raised $850, more than half our goal. Thank you for those who've donated. If you have yet to, please donate today!
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Wow! In the first day of our fundraiser, we've raised close to $300. Thank you for believing in the vision <3
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$1,590 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 21 months
Created May 14, 2015
Arielle Newton  
RS
$5
Rachelle Smith
14 months ago
CK
$10
Carrie Kinsella
18 months ago
RC
$10
Rachel Chapman
19 months ago
PK
$15
Pavel Konoplenko
20 months ago
JW
$10
Jessica Willis
20 months ago
BH
$40
Ben Hair
20 months ago

thank you, Arielle !

OC
$80
Olivia Cole
21 months ago
DF
$15
Daniel Evans Farkas
21 months ago
GG
$25
gan golan
21 months ago
$20
Ahmad Greene
21 months ago

thank you for your freedom dreams.

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