My name is Jean-Pierre Larroque and I’m an outreach communications specialist. My experience in capacity building and community development has given me the skills to quickly understand the demographics of diverse populations both locally and internationally. Through effective project management, I pride myself on working towards culturally appropriate and sustainable solutions.
I believe that communications is a vehicle that can promote social change. I hold a masters degree in International and Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver where I studied public relations, strategic communications, and explored the art and science behind successful social media campaigns.
What is Media for Social Change?
In our ever digitally connected world, anyone with an idea has the potential to share it with a global audience. Not very long ago, media was produced by a privileged few, but nowadays, just about anyone can participate in shaping our collective narrative. Media for Social Change started in 2007 as a blog for my essays, videos, and images. I seek to tell the stories that are not being told and showcase the voices and opinions of those who the mainstream media has overlooked in the past. The themes of my posts vary widely, but always focus on the human condition and ways we can improve it, whether it be out in the rural villages of the developing world or the digital economies of cyberspace.