MediaJustice

February 23, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Timothy Karr, 201-533-8838

THURSDAY: Rep. Tlaib Joins Activists of Color to Urge Action to Root out White Supremacy and End Criminalization of Black and Brown Dissent

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D–Michigan) will open a panel discussion with activists of color on Thurs., Feb. 25. The discussion will explore the rights of racial-justice advocates in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Historically, violent events and national crises — like the Jan. 6 white-supremacist insurrection — have been used to justify the use of harsh surveillance and policing tools that undermine the rights of Black and Brown communities.

MediaJustice, Free Press Action, the ACLU and Color Of Change will bring together organizers and experts representing diverse communities under constant surveillance by law enforcement, including the FBI. Together they will urge Congress and the Biden administration to root out white supremacy in law enforcement and end the criminalization of Black and Brown dissent.

WHAT: Safety, Not Surveillance: Resisting Criminalization After Crisis

WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 25, at 12 noon E.T.

GUEST SPEAKER: Rep. Rashida Tlaib

PANELISTS: Myaisha Hayes, moderator (MediaJustice); featuring Jacinta González (Mijente), Mike German (Brennan Center for Justice), Maya Berry (Arab American Institute), Adjoa Aiyetoro (The Black and Brown Activism Defense Collective), Evan Feeney (Color Of Change), Sijal Nasralla (MPower Change), Sandra Fulton (Free Press Action) and Reuben Telushkin (Detroit activist with Jewish Voices for Peace)

REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://mediajustice.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IXlOPKdrSXOQpJeCgMU66A

(This event will include live captioning and ASL interpretation.)

Congress must do more to protect Black and Brown communities. Join us on Thursday to learn more.

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MediaJustice is dedicated to building a grassroots movement for a more just and participatory media—fighting for racial, economic, and gender justice in a digital age. MediaJustice boldly advances communication rights, access, and power for communities harmed by persistent dehumanization, discrimination and disadvantage. Home of the #MediaJusticeNetwork, we envision a future where everyone is connected, represented, and free.

Free Press Action is a nonpartisan organization fighting for people’s rights to connect and communicate. Free Press Action does not support or oppose any candidate for public office.

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