Making Media, Making Change Film Screening

Making Media, Making Change students will present the films they have created throughout the semester. Read More »

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Featured HECUA faculty

Meet new program director Raechel Anne Jolie

In this article, HECUA’s new Making Media, Making Change program director, Raechel Anne Jolie, speaks about what drew her into her work as a writer, educator, and media maker committed to using her skills in the service of social justice and liberation. Raechel began her time with HECUA this fall semester of 2019.   “There’s […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Hani Mohamed: Leader, Organizer, Student.

Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email lohmans@hecua.org. This […] Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Kara Hakanson: Media Creator

Welcome to HECUA’s Alumni Profile series. Each month we’ll catch up with a HECUA alumni, and see how their time in a HECUA classroom influenced their career goals, their life in the community, and their pursuit of continued education. If you or a friend would like to participate in this series, please email lohmans@hecua.org. This month […] Read More »

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Student Blogger

Syd Finishes Their Making Media Internship

Every semester, one student from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Syd Stratman will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Making Media, Making Change program this spring semester. Syd is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Candy Fresh at SPNN: More from Student Blogger Syd

Every semester, one student from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Syd Stratman will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Making Media, Making Change program this spring semester. Syd is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture and minoring […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Student Blogger Syd Films Your Legislators!

As part of my HECUA internship at the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) I have the pleasure of working on one show for the duration of the semester. That show is Your Legislators, a weekly live show that airs every Thursday during the state legislative session. The program brings together two representatives from the house and the senate, one from each of the major political parties. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Community Media and Me – Syd’s story

With my work experience, I probably don’t need an internship, but I fell in love with the MMMC program and its community partner: the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN). The MMMC classes allowed me to dive into topics and learn about the power of media and how we can use it to create real changes and connections within our local, national, and global communities. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Making Media at In Progress – Erica’s story

On February 15, my “Making Media, Making Change” class visited In Progress, a non-profit art and media organization that fosters the creative potential of community members by offering a supportive, educative, open space within the community. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Short films with a familiar subject – Zachary’s story

I’ve been enjoying this class a lot because the projects are making me think outside of typical territory. This is my first time making videos that are more message based. Read More »

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