Amplify and connect marginalized voices in the Twin Cities
Dear Friends of the Twin Cities Daily Planet,
Do you want to help us change the way the media talks about marginalized communities?
The Twin Cities Media Alliance works to amplify and connect the voices of underrepresented, marginalized voices in the Twin Cities area. The main platform for this important work is through our main publication, the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Your support for the Twin Cities Media Alliance couldn't come at a more critical time.
This has been a year of pivoting and change. Adaobi Okolue, Twin Cities Media Alliance's new executive director, has led the organization in a refreshed and rejuvenated direction. Additionally, we have transitioned to a new head editor of the publication. These two changes just scratch the surface of what our organization is growing into.
Change within an organization is good. We are doing good work: More and more, contributors and readership has been more focused on our mission to amplify marginalized voices. Every day, the Twin Cities Media Alliance is developing new projects and ideas to tell stories not about communities, but with them.
In addition to work with the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Twin Cities Media Alliance coordinates dozens of free media and technology classes every year, thanks to a partnership with the Metro Library Service Agency.
For years, we have been doing all of this work on a shoestring budget - less than $250,000 in 2014, and even smaller in 2015. That includes salaries, rent, payments to instructors, writers and contributors, plus web development, hosting and support.
Our mission in mind, we want to extend the offer to you - do you want to be a part of a project that will transform the way we discuss intersectionality of identities? This work is essential in a community as diverse and divided as the Twin Cities.
We have so many ideas, a small staff and a small budget. But you can help. Even $10 will help transform the way we interact with one another.
If you are as excited about the future of the Twin Cities Media Alliance as we are, consider giving to our organization. If you want to even further amplify the voices of marginalized communities, tell your friends and networks about us. We are doing good work, and we want more people like you to be apart of it.