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CMJ Podcast: Great Blacks in Wax and Facing Race

The week of November 12th, 2012 was a busy week for CMJ as the majority of our staff traveled to the east coast to be part of the Strong Families, Safe Communities Rally outside of the FCC and to present at the Facing Race Conference in Baltimore, MD.

This inaugural CMJ Podcast comes to you live from Baltimore where CMJ staff members Brandi Collins, Karlos Gauna Schmieder, Betty Yu and Steven Renderos discuss the lasting memories from the Strong Families, Safe Communities Rally; Karlos’ love advice for the Facing Race Conference; and an impromptu trip to the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore. While you listen check out a photo diary of our journey out East.

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.

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