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Some of you may be familiar with the concept of the “danger of the single story” from talks by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, where exposure to people from communities and cultures—typically nonwhite—via one source is a dangerous way of painting a picture of and generalizing an entire people. This is also the case when it comes to the media.
What’s on National Organizer Steven Renderos’ playlist for the revolution? Find out what our resident DJ likes to listen to and get a crash course in some of the songs that inspire social justice movements around the world.
CMJ Network Manager Betty Yu provides a comprehensive report on NATO, the work of anti-war protestors and activists on the ground level in Chicago, the role local MAG-Net organizations played in preparing and supporting progressive journalists, and tells us why she’s proud and honored to have made her own contribution.
Hearing your stories really drove home how important the Prison Phone Justice fight is. Over the course of our Mother’s Day Action, we saw stories from the mothers, children, journalists, advocates and activists who are leading the fight for phone justice. Here’s our roundup of some of the articles and blogs generated.
Our Mother’s Day Action will be continuing through Monday. Thanks to all of you we’ve collected over 500 stories for the FCC. But we can go further – this Sunday thousands of mothers will be disconnected from their families because of egregiously high prison phone rates. Please keep pushing – the FCC needs to hear your voice.
The calls with my cousin while he was incarcerated weren’t just for him; they were for all of us as a family. They were a balm for my mother’s hurt and his mother’s. For as long as they lasted, three minutes or thirty, they were a message of love and hope sent and received by both sides, connecting our hearts and lifting our spirits.
Corporate media with the help of the right has done a superb job of creating popular—and fundamentally flawed—frames that play on the emotions, and deeply embedded racism—internal or otherwise—of the average American. Some familiar ones are “tough on crime,” “do the time,” “prisons keep ‘us’ safe,” “the law is just,” and “justice is blind.” The tricky thing about these frames is that they aren’t based on facts.
Here’s your chance to get to a little more about our staff at the Center for Media Justice – what excites us about our work? What dirty secrets are we hiding? What tips do we have for you? Get it all here. First up is Karlos Gauna Schmieder.
Last time I visited my mother, I taught her how to text and Skype. It means this year I have the luxury of being able to call, text, or Skype my mom for Mother’s Day. But because of the inflated costs to call from prison to home – thousands of kids and parents this year won’t have that same luxury. Find out what you and the FCC can do to change that.
Today, protestors, advocates, and unhappy customers are gathering together in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Bank vs. America shareholders meeting, to tell CEO Brian Moynihan that BofA must pay up or break up. . .do you have your ringside seats?
In this edition of VisionTalk, Saru Jayaraman talks about how Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) are building a powerful movement to improve the working conditions and wages of the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers.