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Online for Power? Shifting Our Movements Toward the Future

“Last year, as the uprising in Ferguson and the movement for Black lives sparked direct action all across the country, many of us turned out on the streets – and actively spread the word to others via the Internet. On our organization’s Facebook page we planned to broadcast information about actions as far and wide Read more

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Case Study: Detention Watch Network

  Background The Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to educate the public and policy makers about the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for systemic reform.  In 2011, DWN was gearing up for its annual conference of member groups. DWN reached out to the Center Read more

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Case Study: Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice

Billboards and posters like the one above began popping up in black communities   Background In 2011, religious conservatives funded an antiabortion campaign that included billboards that cropped up across the country, targeting black women and communities with anti-choice messages like: “The most dangerous place for an African American child is in the womb,” and Read more

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Fixing Radio: A Community Summit Report

There’s a lot of work to be done to make sure radio serves the people. Want to learn more? Check out this report from the Fixing Radio Summit.

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Fair Game: Niche Strategies from the Praxis Project

For strategic communications purposes, there is no such thing as a general audience. Yet, advocates routinely engage in scattershot efforts to “talk” racial justice without identifying specific audiences and their connections to our issues. Here are suggestions for key niche communications that can help us be more strategic in our efforts to build public support Read more

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Knowledge Exchange Recap and Video

In September, social justice advocates and community organizers gathered in Washington D.C. so discuss is the issues of net neutrality, broadband access, and other media justice issues.