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Column: Outside the Lens gives people with developmental disabilities tools for creating and living

PUBLISHED IN THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

BY KARLA PETERSON


DECEMBER 9, 2021


In his job as an intern with the new Media Makers program from San Diego’s Outside the Lens, Alan Brockington is thrilled by the opportunity to sharpen his media skills. In addition to attending staff meetings and weighing in on the curriculum, Brockington helps media educator Kevin Tung with the program’s Intro to Film Analysis class.


But like everyone involved with Outside the Lens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices through filmmaking, photography and digital media, Brockington can’t talk about art without talking about life. And he is happy to say that Media Makers is making him better at that, too.


You can read the full article here.



 

FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES


The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD) generates and distributes funds to innovative programs that enhance the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Our four impact areas include Employment, Family Support, Housing, and Self-advocacy. Our Family Support category encompasses initiatives focused on health and wellness, resources, and social connections— assuring partnerships that drive high-impact results for our community.

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