The Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE) mission is to promote the development of educational services for Black youth and other youth between the ages of 5 to 25 who reside in the Greater Montreal area.

We facilitated a two-part Gender and Mass Media workshop. This project integrated the Atwater Library’s mandate to provide media literacy with the commitment to develop young women as community leaders and role models. The workshop goals were to foster an awareness and understanding of stereotypes around gender in media.

We also facilitated an Internet Privacy and Media Literacy workshop called Growing Up Online: Figuring out digital identity, privacy and balancing risks & opportunities. Supporting a high school preparation program, we offered an Internet privacy and awareness workshop and discussion, which balanced the need to be mindful about the Internet with the ways in which social media can be an amazing tool for positive change. These workshops reached eight girls.