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Join us in DC for a grassroots digital security training and panel discussion!

Calling all DC-area activists of color and allies! CMJ is teaming up with BYP100 – an organization of young Black activists and organizers creating change in the US – to bring you two free events: Power Not Paranoia and a Grassroots Digital Security Training. Power Not Paranoia: Friday, May 18 | 7 – 9 pm Read more

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Owning Our Stories: Kerner at 50

Check out the virtual town hall our friends at Color of Change and Free Press are hosting this Thursday, March 8 at 8pm to discuss the state of representation and racism in the media. Our very own CMJ Executive Director, Malkia Cyril, and MAG-Net Anchor Member, Roberta Rael, of Generation Justice will be part of Read more

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It’s Time to Show Up For an Open Internet

This article was originally published by MAG-Net member, Voices for Racial Justice I am grateful to the elders in my family line that have taught me the power of telling our stories.  As a daughter of artist activists I was raised knowing that the resistance in your art and storytelling matters, and that there is great Read more

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Join us at Power Not Paranoia in NYC

Join CMJ and MAG-Net member, WITNESS, in New York for Power Not Paranoia: Surveillance, Sousveillance and Protecting Our Communities on March 15! Learn about high-tech policing and immigration enforcement, and its impacts on our communities. Our guest speakers will also share what we can to do protect ourselves from surveillance and how to turn the Read more

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RSVP for Big Data for Big Organizing

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Media Justice Salon, Big Data for Big Organizing: Reducing Harm and Advancing Justice Through Data, on March 14 from 1-2 PM EST! Data is often presented as objective and unbiased, but it can negatively influence the public policy that affects the lives of poor people and people Read more

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4 Updates on Electronic Monitoring

Electronic monitors, such as GPS ankle shackles, are sold to the public as a way to reduce prison populations and end mass incarceration. In reality, these monitors are a form of E-Carceration: the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Electronic monitors (EM) don’t reduce incarceration, they simply move the location of incarceration Read more

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Prison Phone Justice Bill Takes Effect in Illinois

On January 1, 2018, a new bill took effect in Illinois cutting by half the cost of phone calls from prison. Families with an incarcerated loved one are already seeing their phone bills drop. The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC), a MAG-Net anchor member, forwarded the bill that was sponsored by State Representative Carol Ammons. Read more

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RSVP for Abolition in the Digital Age

Join us for our next MAG-Net Media Justice Salon on prison abolition: Abolition in the Digital Age on November 29 at 3 pm EST! Abolition began as a movement to end the institution of chattel slavery and liberate indigenous land. Although abolitionists achieved what were once unimaginable victories, the movement continues today in the fight Read more

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Appalshop and Center for Media Justice’s Malkia Cyril named as YBCA 100 Honorees

We’re excited to announce that MAG-Net member, Appalshop, and Center for Media Justice executive director, Malkia Cyril, have been chosen as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) 100 honorees! The YBCA 100 is an annual selection of the 100 people, organizations, and movements that inspire this innovative arts institution the most. It celebrates the Read more

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Activists of color and allies: Learn how to protect yourself from surveillance at a digital security training!

The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. It’s vital that organizers protect their digital security so we can continue to work for social change.  The Center for Media Justice – home of the Media Action Grassroots Network – in partnership with Wellstone Action and United Read more