LIFT PROJECT

The LIFT project seeks to mitigate the harm of dishonest, misinformed and incomplete narratives amplified by the news media, by circumventing systems through trusted messengers in Black communities. This solutions-based project centers the perspectives, experiences and dynamics of the Minneapolis/St Paul community. 

We are currently exploring the roles of specialized media makers, including local faith and religious leaders, activists and Black journalists. 

This project is supported and funded by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Miami Foundation and the Knight Foundation. 

GET A 15$
AMAZON
GIFT CARD

We are currently looking for survey participants. If you 1) identify as Black 2) live in Minneapolis or St Paul and 3) are over the age of 18, please consider providing participating in a 15 minute survey! You can opt in to receive a 15$ Amazon gift certificate for your participation.

 

Surveys will be distributed through community partners and at these upcoming events: 

TBA

 

 

PARTNER WITH US

We are currently looking for community partners interested in participating in this study. If you're interested in helping us get this survey in the hands of community members, please read more about our community partnership opportunities. 

DO YOU IDENTIFY AS BLACK?
ARE YOU 18 YEARS OR OLDER?
DO YOU LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS OR ST PAUL?

IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ALL THREE QUESTIONS, YOU QUALIFY, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY! SIGN UP HERE AND, AFTER VERIFICATION, WE'LL SEND YOU A SURVEY LINK. 
 

LIFTING AS WE CLIMB,
                   ONWARD & UPWARD WE GO, 
struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition 'ere long. 

 

MARY CHURCH TERRELL

CONTACT US

EMAIL DR. BROWN DIRECTLY AT DKBROWN@UMN.EDU OR FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

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