Last week’s Presidential election in the United States left many feeling uncertain about the country’s future. It was by any measure a divisive election season. So we’d like to take a moment to reiterate MediaStorm’s core beliefs.
Unequivocally, we support the inalienable rights and dignity of every person without regard to race, religion, class, sexual orientation and gender identity, or any other facet of our humanity. We reject the hateful attitudes that have been prominent throughout this election season and stand in solidarity with communities of color, Muslims, immigrants, refugees and displaced people, African Americans, disabled people, LGBTQ people, and any other group that has been targeted.
We believe deeply in the power of our shared human experience and we are eager to use authentic, in-depth storytelling to build empathy and act as a bridge between people. We will never lose sight of the fact that it is these communities that need our support, our love, and our resources.
In the months and years ahead, we pledge to continue producing stories on the challenges that will no doubt face our nation. Many of our partners have been working on these important issues for some time now. To support their work in racial and economic justice, immigrant rights, climate change, refugee rights, and criminal justice reform, please visit their websites:
We are so grateful to them and to all of our partners
, many of whom spend each day working to build a more just world.
The success of our country, the very ability of people to bridge what feels like an immense divide, depends on empathy. And there is no better vessel for that than storytelling.
There is much we can do and in the coming years we hope to leverage our experience to empower emerging producers to tell their own stories; to provide a platform for a diverse collective of voices; and to collaborate with all of you to tell the stories that matter.
We are going to take some time to reflect on the most appropriate role MediaStorm can play to demonstrate our solidarity with and commitment to targeted communities. To that end, we welcome your thoughts on how we might better be of service, both through storytelling and partnerships. Please feel to drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please stay safe and know that we at MediaStorm stand with you in the quest to build a just and equitable society.
The MediaStorm Family