Media Justice 101 Part 1, facilitated by Steven Renderos, Executive Director at MediaJustice. Media in the United States has played a key role in shaping the cultural and political conditions affecting people of color. Since the publication of the very first newspaper, the Publick Occurrence in the late 1600s, Black people, indigenous communities and other communities of color have struggled to shape our own media representation. At every moment of innovation, from newspapers, radio, to TV, media activists have waged a struggle to control our stories. As the first Black newspaper, Freedom’s Journal wrote in 1827, “We wish to plead our own cause…far too long have others spoken for us.” It’s a rallying cry as relevant today as it was in the 19th century. Join us to learn about the history media resistance led by people of color, from the free press to free TV, that has shaped the Media Justice movement we know today. Click here to watch the recording.


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