Center for Media Justice home of the Media Action Grassroots Network

We have the right to. . .

I remember my first experience at a Knowledge Exchange involved me sitting in a room with 15 other people, most of whom worked at public interest law firms in Washington D.C.   Most were media policy experts.  Back then the notes scribed on the wall had words like “E-Rate Reform” “Broadband Build-Out” “Dark Fiber” and “Net Neutrality”.  Needless to say I had no clue what any of those meant, and therefore was a less than active participant.

Fast forward to last week’s Knowledge Exchange.  A few things have changed; my first experience at a Knowledge Exchange humbled me to learn what all of those technical terms meant so that I could always contribute in the discussion.  And I’ve learned that these discussions about media policy need to be tied to actual changes that will fundamentally alter the lived experience of people at the grassroots level.

What does E-Rate reform mean to the youth I worked with on a mural project?  How does broadband build out affect the rural communities I organized around affordable housing?  Why does “net neutrality” matter for immigrant youth pushing for the DREAM Act?

This time around, Center for Media Justice and Consumers Union, hosted a Knowledge Exchange with a very specific task: to draft a wireless bill of rights that protects the interest of communities of color.  The timing is important.   More Latinos and African Americans are depending on their cell phones for Internet access.  Wireless Broadband (aka the Internet through a cell phone or hot spot) is mostly unregulated.  And right now, your right to digital privacy is more of a question than a foregone conclusion.  We’re seeing how wireless technology is being used to collect data on where you’re going, what you’re shopping for, who you’re with, etc.

It’s because of this critical moment that we gathered 17 grassroots and media policy leaders to craft a document grounded in the lived experiences of communities of color and that asserts our vision of rights for wireless technology.  This time around the notes scribed to the wall included words like “Domination” “Exploitation” “Militarization” “Oppression”.  Collectively the group came up with 10 rights that lay out a future for wireless rights that in the best-case scenario will alter the material conditions of communities of color and at worst will do no harm.

This summer we’ll be sharing this Wireless Bill of Rights with organizations at the grassroots and asking them to host a community dialogue about our wireless rights.  If you’re interested in hosting a conversation then please email me at [email protected].

About the Author

Steven Renderos is the Senior Campaign Manager at the Center for Media Justice. He is passionate about the role of media and communications in building movements for social change. He's been a community organizer for the past 10 years leading campaigns for affordable housing, immigrant rights and most recently media policy fights. He helped lead CMJ's advocacy and organizing efforts including the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, a national campaign fighting to lower the high costs of prison phone calls. Previously, Steven led the Media Justice program at Main Street Project in Minneapolis, MN where he helped jumpstart a local collaborative that will be applied for a radio license in the fall 2013. Steven aka DJ Ren is also the co-founder of Radio Pocho, a collaborative of [email protected] radio DJs in Minneapolis who's mission is to explore the musical roots of [email protected] raised in the United States. Steven currently resides in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.


  1. “Wow, this paragraph is good, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things, thus I am going to convey her.”

  2. wow, awesome blog.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  3. A big thank you for your blog article.Really thank you! Awesome.

  4. Really enjoyed this article post. Really Great.

  5. Seo Services says:

    I really like and appreciate your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  6. Awesome blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  7. I see you’re a blog owner, so please add me to your email / mailing list. My email is: [email protected] – I buy websites that meet certain metrics. This site looks like it might, so please reach out to me

  8. Thanks for the blog article. Really Great.

  9. chef pants says:

    Thanks a lot for the blog post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

  10. I think this is a real great article. Fantastic.

  11. create blog says:

    I value the blog article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  12. Wow, great article.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  13. buy watch says:

    I think this is a real great blog post.Much thanks again. Great.

  14. I really like and appreciate your article.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  15. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

  16. “Im obliged for the blog post. Awesome.”

  17. I loved your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

  18. “Thanks for making me to obtain new concepts about computers. I also have the belief that one of the best ways to maintain your laptop computer in perfect condition is a hard plastic material case, as well as shell, that fits over the top of the computer. These types of protective gear are model targeted since they are made to fit perfectly above the natural outer shell. You can buy all of them directly from the vendor, or via third party sources if they are readily available for your laptop, however not every laptop can have a covering on the market. Yet again, thanks for your recommendations.”

  19. tail plug says:

    Enjoyed every bit of your blog post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  20. I am so grateful for your article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  21. “You have brought up a very great points , regards for the post.”

  22. Thanks for your fascinating article. One other problem is that mesothelioma cancer is generally due to the inhalation of material from mesothelioma, which is a cancer causing material. It is commonly noticed among staff in the construction industry with long contact with asbestos. It can be caused by living in asbestos protected buildings for years of time, Inherited genes plays a crucial role, and some folks are more vulnerable on the risk as compared with others.

  23. “Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme. Many thanks”

  24. “Hello, I would like to subscribe for this blog to take most up-to-date updates, so where can i do it please assist.”

  25. dmca says:

    One other issue is that if you are in a situation where you will not have a cosigner then you may genuinely wish to try to wear out all of your school funding options. You can find many grants and other scholarships and grants that will present you with money to help you with education expenses. Thx for the post.

  26. bdsm toys says:

    “Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this site daily, this website is truly nice and the visitors are truly sharing pleasant thoughts.”

  27. packraft says:

    Im thankful for the article post.Much thanks again. Will read on…

  28. “I have seen a great deal of useful factors on your web page about pcs. However, I’ve the view that laptop computers are still not quite powerful adequately to be a good choice if you often do projects that require lots of power, like video touch-ups. But for website surfing, microsoft word processing, and many other frequent computer functions they are just great, provided you can’t mind the tiny screen size. Many thanks sharing your notions.”

  29. Awesome blog article.Much thanks again. Awesome.

  30. hot cock says:

    Thanks-a-mundo for the blog.Really thank you! Cool.

  31. Thanks so much for the article.Really thank you! Great.

  32. Thanks again for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

  33. clone willy says:

    A round of applause for your blog post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  34. dmca says:

    Enjoyed examining this, very good stuff, regards . “Golf isn’t a game, it’s a choice that one makes with one’s life.” by Charles Rosin.

  35. dmca says:

    Thanks for the write-up. I have always seen that the majority of people are wanting to lose weight simply because wish to show up slim in addition to looking attractive. Having said that, they do not often realize that there are many benefits for losing weight in addition. Doctors assert that overweight people are afflicted with a variety of ailments that can be instantly attributed to their excess weight. The great news is that people who are overweight along with suffering from a variety of diseases can reduce the severity of their particular illnesses by simply losing weight. You’ll be able to see a continuous but identifiable improvement in health if even a slight amount of weight reduction is obtained.

  36. Dmca says:

    Some really nice and useful info on this web site, as well I believe the layout contains fantastic features.

  37. Major thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Awesome.

  38. streaming says:

    I’m very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  39. kinderschuhe says:

    Good blog! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  40. Great, thanks for sharing this blog post.Thanks Again. Want more.

  41. dmca says:

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  42. porn says:

    Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

  43. nipple says:

    Thanks for the article.Really thank you! Awesome.

  44. “Great, thanks for sharing this blog post.Much thanks again. Really Great.”

  45. I’m still learning from you, but I’m improving myself. I absolutely love reading all that is posted on your site.Keep the tips coming. I loved it!

  46. Fantastic website. A lot of helpful info here. I am sending it to several buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you on your sweat!

  47. Home Page says:

    Awesome blog post.Really looking forward to read more.

  48. Thanks so much for the blog. Much obliged.

  49. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  50. dmca says:

    Yet another thing I would like to say is that instead of trying to match all your online degree classes on days and nights that you finish work (since the majority of people are fatigued when they come home), try to obtain most of your classes on the week-ends and only a couple of courses on weekdays, even if it means taking some time away from your weekend. This is fantastic because on the saturdays and sundays, you will be more rested in addition to concentrated for school work. Thanks a bunch for the different guidelines I have learned from your blog site.

  51. “Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!”

  52. dmca says:

    Merely wanna input that you have a very decent website , I love the design and style it really stands out.

  53. Major thankies for the post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  54. dmca says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  55. dmca says:

    I genuinely enjoy reading through on this internet site, it contains fantastic content. “The living is a species of the dead and not a very attractive one.” by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

  56. dmca says:

    Thanks for your publish. My partner and i have often observed that many people are eager to lose weight when they wish to show up slim along with attractive. Having said that, they do not constantly realize that there are other benefits just for losing weight additionally. Doctors assert that obese people experience a variety of diseases that can be perfectely attributed to their particular excess weight. The great thing is that people who sadly are overweight along with suffering from diverse diseases are able to reduce the severity of their particular illnesses by means of losing weight. It is possible to see a continuous but notable improvement with health whenever even a minor amount of fat loss is reached.

  57. Say, you got a nice blog article.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  58. I really like and appreciate your article.Really thank you! Want more.

  59. dmca says:

    Simply a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style and design .

  60. dmca says:

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems? A small number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  61. dmca says:

    Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  62. dmca says:

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  63. streamings says:

    Thank you so much for providing individuals with such a marvellous opportunity to read in detail from here. It really is so useful and stuffed with fun for me personally and my office mates to search your blog more than thrice in a week to see the latest stuff you have got. And definitely, I’m also usually impressed with your mind-blowing thoughts you serve. Some 2 facts in this posting are in reality the most suitable we have all had.

  64. lesbian sex says:

    I think this is a real great blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  65. Dmca says:

    I needed to create you the very small note to help give thanks yet again about the gorgeous basics you have shown here. This is really pretty open-handed of people like you giving unhampered what a number of us could possibly have offered for sale as an e-book in order to make some money for themselves, specifically considering the fact that you could have tried it if you desired. These thoughts additionally served to be a easy way to be sure that other individuals have similar eagerness really like my own to see whole lot more in terms of this problem. I think there are thousands of more fun moments in the future for folks who scan through your site.

  66. A round of applause for your blog article.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  67. Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding blog and excellent design and style.

  68. You have brought up a very fantastic details , thanks for the post.

  69. Fantastic blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  70. I cannot thank you enough for the post. Much obliged.

  71. Lorraine says:

    I have recently started a blog, the info you offer on this website has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  72. Im grateful for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  73. I loved your article.Thanks Again. Want more.

  74. Im grateful for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  75. A round of applause for your blog.Much thanks again.

  76. Judi Online says:

    Major thankies for the post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  77. “My coder is trying to convince me to move from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on several websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform. I have heard great things about Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!”

  78. You made some nice points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most persons will consent with your website.

  79. Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  80. wow, awesome post.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  81. animals says:

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such great information being shared freely out there.

  82. loh guan lye says:

    One more thing. I really believe that there are several travel insurance internet sites of respected companies that permit you to enter holiday details and acquire you the quotations. You can also purchase the international holiday insurance policy on internet by using your own credit card. All you have to do would be to enter the travel specifics and you can be aware of the plans side-by-side. Simply find the package that suits your capacity to pay and needs and then use your credit card to buy it. Travel insurance on the internet is a good way to take a look for a reliable company pertaining to international travel cover. Thanks for revealing your ideas.

  83. I conceive this internet site has some really great information for everyone. “Loving someone is easy but losing someone is hard.” by Shelby Harthcock.

  84. WebTorrent says:

    Aw, this was a very nice post. In idea I want to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make a very good article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and under no circumstances appear to get something done.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Website by Radish Lab.