Classes and Workshops

Media Production Workshops

Tired of the domination of the media by a few large corporations?  Do something about it.  Grassroots DC will provide you with the training and the technology to become a media producer.  Grassroots DC students learn to produce short videos and radio segments that educate DC residents about issues relevant to low-income and  working class residents.  Students are encouraged to use the media to advocate for policies that prioritize human rights over property rights and make the city more welcoming and livable for those of us whose income falls below the median.   First priority will be given to low- and moderate-income residents and/or those who advocate on their behalf.  Much of our radio production and video production curriculum is available online,

Along with the on-line resources we provide, we also offer the following classes in journalism and video production.

How To Use The Media Before It Uses You

You Too Can Be A Grassroots DC Contributor

Basic Camera Operation

Lighting & Composition 

Media production and journalism classes are typically held on Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8pm and Saturday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm.   For a schedule of upcoming classes and their costs,  send an email to Liane Scott, the Grassroots DC coordinator at liane@grassrootsdc.org or call 202-246-4597.

 

Basic Computer Classes

One of our main goals at Grassroots DC is to create media by residents of DC’s under-served communities about issues that are crucial to them and their neighbors.   Students without basic computer skills don’t always do well in our media production classes.  To address this problem and provide additional educational opportunities to the residents of the Potomac Gardens Public Housing Complex, where Grassroots DC resides, we offer a Basic Computer Literacy class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.