This spring, MediaJustice is hosting a series of fundamental trainings covering a wide range of issues that spans across the broader media justice movement for the MediaJustice Network and others interested in getting more involved in the fight to get our communities connected, represented and free. (La versión en español)
MJ 101 on #ProtectBlackDissent, facilitated by Myaisha Hayes, Campaign Strategies Director at MediaJustice. Tuesday May 11th. 1:30pm – 3pm PT/ 4:30pm – 6:00pm EST. Join the MediaJustice team to learn more about the history of criminalizing Black and brown dissent. You’ll also get to hear more from us about the work we’ve done to ProtectBlackDissent and how we are strategizing to Defend our Movements. RSVP here!
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Learn more about past MediaJustice Fundamentals trainings. Please note: This blog post will be updated to included recordings of the webinars in this series. Happy Learning!
E-Carceration 101, facilitated by James Kilgore, Media Fellow at MediaJustice. This session drew on the work of MediaJustice’s Challenging E-Carceration project and our engagement with impacted individuals. In this workshop, we will describe how electronic monitoring functions on a daily basis, why it represents an alternative form of incarceration, and how we can struggle for more transformative options in the fight for abolition.
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Racialized Disinfo 101, facilitated by Erin Shields, National Field Organizer at MediaJustice. Join us for a workshop on the history of racialized disinformation in the U.S. and how this impacts our approach to fighting disinfo in our own communities today. Click here to watch the recording.
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Media Justice 101 Part 2, facilitated by Steven Renderos, Executive Director at MediaJustice. At the turn of the 21st century, a new movement dubbed Media Justice was formed. At the time, media activists were fighting the consolidation of media from giant corporations like Viacom, Disney and Clear Channel. In the span of a decade, these media giants would be surpassed by a new class of monopoly power, Silicon Valley. These new tech giants rely on a business model centered on collecting every bit of data they can about you. This data has been used to target ads, fuel racists algorithms, and build powerful surveillance tools like facial recognition software. Racial disparities our communities face offline in policing, education, housing, etc are shifting online. Join us to learn how the MediaJustice movement has evolved beyond media representation to challenge the technological giants that are shaping communication in our world today. Come discuss movement building in the internet age, as we continue to fight for access and against surveillance. Click here to watch the recording.
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.