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5 Ways MAG-Net Was Presente at AMC

Just last week, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) gathered at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, MI! We showed up big and are returning with new energy, connections, and plans to resist. Check out our recap below on 5 ways MAG-Net was presente at AMC: 1. Sharing and Holding Space at the Read more

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MAG-Net is heading to AMC. Join us from near or far!

The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is holding its annual Membership Assembly at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, MI on June 15, 2017! Our Membership Assembly is the largest convening we hold. This year, nearly 60 members hope to strategize together and strengthen our movement for digital and media rights currently under threat. In Read more

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Join CMJ for July 12 Internet-wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Join CMJ for the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/. Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable Read more

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Media Justice Leaders Strategize on the Year Ahead at Oakland Convening

Leaders of the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), a project of the Center for Media Justice, convened in Oakland, CA from April 26- 28 at our annual Anchors Congress. Our national network of nearly 100 member organizations coordinates media justice campaigns to win communication rights for communities of color. Together, we have reduced prison phone Read more

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Plan to repeal Net Neutrality Ensures Discrimination for Communities of Color and Poor People

May 18, 2017 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of civil rights and public interest organizations held a rally on the lawn of Federal Communications Commission Headquarters this morning as the FCC voted to approve a plan proposed by Chairman Ajit Pai that begins the process of repealing the commission’s 2015 Open Internet rules. Representatives from Read more

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Charlotte Ryan: A pioneer in activist messaging

Now a professor at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Charlotte Ryan has taken a fascinating journey from community and labor organizer to media messaging pioneer.  Charlotte is from Lowell, a working class town in Massachusetts famous for its textile mills. She was a first-generation college student during a turbulent time in history: Martin Luther Read more

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The Antidote to Authoritarianism

Reposted from The Atlantic My first known ancestor in the Americas was an Ashanti woman called “the African.” We don’t know her name, but through records kept by slaveholders, we know she existed. We know she was transported to Jamaica, where my known lineage began. These records of property bought and sold were a form Read more

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CultureSHIFT Webinar: A Guide to Framing for Justice

We’re excited to announce our newest CultureSHIFT Webinar: A Guide to Framing for Justice featuring Charlotte Ryan on May 17! The ability to effectively tell our stories in the media plays a key role in mobilizing communities to take action and defend our digital rights.  This one-hour online training will teach organizers and other individuals Read more