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RMML VALUES

Revolution Me's mission is grounded in the belief that education is for all. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where ALL individuals are respected, valued, and given opportunities to thrive. We recognize our RM community's rich tapestry of experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and identities. We invite you to explore this page to learn more about the philosophy and strategies applied to our program and how we work as a community and to review our commitment to ensuring diversity, equality, and inclusivity. Also, visit RMML's Teaching Artists Toolkit as a source of inspiration.

Philosophy 

Revolution Media Lab’s educational philosophy is student-centered and anti-racist, celebrating the cultural wealth of each student and valuing the richness of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in media creation. RMML recognizes that each community has a unique perspective and intersectional experiences of each of its members. We strive to cultivate a space in which each student is empowered to be who they are by sharing and learning from one another’s experiences.  

 

We prioritize student agency in the educational experience, centering lessons on guiding students in using the tools to empower storytelling and understanding media literacy.

 

RMML actively reimagines traditional media arts education by placing the students at the forefront of critically thoughtful, anti-racist lessons. Challenging dominant narratives by celebrating the voices of our students, RMML’s approach is to amplify diverse voices.  

 

RMML promotes critical consciousness centering on media literacy, representation, and biases so students can be thoughtful and informed about the power of media. We encourage dialogic practices of respectful exchange of diverse viewpoints, which helps us learn to share our voices as we unlearn harmful practices and negative ideas of representation.  

 

RMML lessons are socially just and teaching students to use media arts tools as a form of social justice action. Our initiatives in and out of the classroom address systemic inequalities. We encourage students to use their art as an expression of self and a medium to transform. 

 

At RMML, we are a team. As a community-based organization, we practice collaborative co-creating, where students grow together, work on projects, and build relationships—both in and out of the classroom. reflecting on the communities in which we work. Teachers work alongside students as peers, learning from one another. Everyone has something to offer. 

 

RMML integrates mindfulness techniques, encouraging self-reflection and emotional awareness, connecting to self, community and the media creation process. We integrate somatic practices promoting holistic well-being and self-expression in our creative endeavors. RMML also follows a trauma-informed perspective, cultivating a safe and nurturing environment for all participants.

 

The ethos of Revolution Me Media Lab is founded on anti-racist practices, LOVE, and JOY.  We imbue all of these tenants into activities to foster a positive atmosphere that fuels creativity,  growth, and community. as well as elevate media literacy, storytelling, and activism. By integrating these practices, RMML stands for equitable representation and social change. 

DEI Statement

Revolution Me Film and Revolution Media Lab is committed to providing programming that fosters a community built on diversity, equality, and inclusion. Our program has been developed as an accessible platform to all.
 

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Revolution Me Film and Revolution Media Labs celebrates the community's diversity and strives to reflect it in our program's community. Our program is for people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and other characteristics that make each person unique.

Our Commitment to Equity:

Revolution Me Film and Revolution Media Lab is dedicated to creating an equitable environment that ensures everyone has access to the resources, opportunities, and support they need to succeed. We are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers that may impede access to our programs. 

 

Our Commitment to Inclusion:

Inclusivity is at the heart of RM and its community. We foster an inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging, is heard, and is valued. The foundation of our program is to create spaces where diverse perspectives are welcomed and respected. 

 

Our Actions:

  • We actively recruit and support a diverse staff and ensure equitable access to leadership roles.

  • Our curriculum reflects the experiences of the communities we serve.

  • We promote open and honest dialogue around diversity and inclusion to foster understanding, empathy, and growth. 

  • We continually evaluate our policies, practices, and programs to identify and rectify any biases or inequities as a community. 

Accountability:

Revolution Me holds ourselves accountable for bringing these commitments into action in all we do. We regularly assess our progress and check in with community members to ensure our values are not just aligned but the driving force. Through these efforts, we prioritize ensuring that RM’s programs remain a place of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.

Your Role:

We invite students, family members, teaching artists, team members, or supporters to join us in upholding this commitment. Your active participation in our DEI initiatives and insights are integral to our success.

At RM, we actively work to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion to be the framework for our program to enrich our educational experiences, empower our community, and drive positive change for the future.

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