Our "Proud To Be" black stories screening took place at MAST Mayflower Studios on Monday 25th October. It was the first of our community stories screenings and, to mark Black History Month, showcased stories from Southampton's African, Caribbean and black British communities. Nine local people shared their made-by-mobile "Proud To Be" themed videos to a … Continue reading Mobile storytellers share their “Proud To Be” stories at our first community stories screening
It's back! Our weekly Black Community Coverage Clinic returns this month! This free consultancy service provides marketing, communications and media support and guidance to Southampton's black community organisation leaders and representatives. The weekly drop-in first launched in 2020, running on the Zoom platform from 14th September to 14th December 2020. Leaders from the city's black … Continue reading Our Black Community Coverage Clinic is back, to amplify even more black voices!
Proud To Be is the theme of this year's Black History Month and we're running a Mobile Storytelling course with that theme! Our Version Media is Proud To Be a social enterprise equipping Southampton's black, ethnic and other under-represented communities with digital media and storytelling skills to tell their own, authentic stories. With the first Proud To Be … Continue reading Over 65s learn digital media skills to tell their stories using made-by-mobile videos
Black History Month has been celebrated in Southampton for more than a decade. This year, because of the pandemic, most events have been moved online. Here's the link to the city's Black History Month magazine. It is packed full of articles, including one about Our Version Media. There are also details of what's happening locally … Continue reading What’s On: Black History Month 2020
Our Version Media is holding its first virtual event later this month, to reveal the full results of our survey of black people living in Southampton. Our Version Media has created free services to tackle the issues revealed in the survey What are the three most common words used by the local media to describe … Continue reading Ignored, Misunderstood, Depressed: You Spoke, We Listened | Event
Our Version Media's founder, Veronica Gordon, has been awarded a Black History Month South Award for her work "amplifying black voices" in Southampton. The Award was presented during the city's official Black History Month launch, as she was co-hosting alongside BHM South's Lou Taylor and Olu Rowe. The launch, took place on Thursday 1st October … Continue reading OVM founder awarded for “amplifying black voices”