ASPIRE

Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment

 

Peter Samuelson, MA, President

peter.samuelson@aspirelab.org

 

Dr. D. Andy Rice, PhD, ASPIRE Fellow at UCLA

andyrice@ucla.edu

 

The Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment (ASPIRE) partners with universities, community organizations, scholars, and activists to advocate for sustainability and social justice through media-focused teaching and research.  ASPIRE teaches digital media production to undergraduates of all majors to enhance their lifelong capacities to undertake social issue advocacy.

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Peter Samuelson greets Amy Ziering at the UCLA James West Alumni Center.

Peter Samuelson greets Amy Ziering at the UCLA James West Alumni Center.

Amy Ziering addresses the audience in a Q and A after a screening of The Invisible War.

Amy Ziering addresses the audience in a Q and A after a screening of The Invisible War.

From left to right, Patricia Ferido, Chloe Kojima, and Amy Ziering after Ziering's conversation at UCLA.  Patricia and Chloe are students in "Documentary Production for Social Change: Mobility in Los Angeles," a course funded by ASPIRE.

From left to right, Patricia Ferido, Chloe Kojima, and Amy Ziering after Ziering's conversation at UCLA.  Patricia and Chloe are students in "Documentary Production for Social Change: Mobility in Los Angeles," a course funded by ASPIRE.