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Every Movement Should Be About Sex Worker Rights

With Women’s History Month underway, our country has a lot to grapple with regarding the status of women and non-binary people. We have a rich and vibrant herstory of women making the world better in science, technology, organizing, and pretty much every other aspect of life.   As we kick off this celebration of women’s Read more

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Defending Survivors, Liberating Futures

This past weekend, Team #MediaJustice joined over 200 survivors, organizers, and advocates to participate in the Defending Survivors: Liberating Futures convening, hosted by Survived and Punished, to end the criminalization of gender-based violence survivors. For many survivors, domestic violence, rape, and other forms of gendered violence are entangled with systems of incarceration, police violence, and Read more

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Prison Phone Justice is a Gender Justice Issue: The Legacy of Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed

Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed’s fight for prison phone justice started more than 20 years ago when the Lorton Correctional Facility in Virginia was closed.  Under the 1997 National Capital Revitalization and Self Government Improvement Act, those incarcerated at Lorton Correctional Facility were to be sent to for-profit private prisons. Among those incarcerated people was Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed’s Read more

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On The Oscars and the Pursuit of Structural Change

This past weekend, tons of actors, actresses, filmmakers and Hollywood’s biggest stars descended on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the biggest night in media and film, the 91st Academy Awards. The annual culmination of “awards season,” this year’s Oscars made history by boasting many firsts: Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler Read more

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Speak Out Against Electronic Monitoring in Illinois!

The fight to reduce the use of electronic monitoring in Illinois is just beginning—and we need your help to keep up the pressure. This Friday February 22nd, from 10 am to 12 pm, the House Judiciary Committee of Illinois is holding a public hearing on the use of electronic monitors for people released from prison. Read more

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What We Deserve, Not What We Will Concede

This past weekend, Team #MediaJustice touched down in Atlanta for the Black Movement Convergence, a convening hosted by Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) that brought together Black activists, organizers, advocates and more who are carrying out movement work with the goal of Black liberation and self-determination. At this current political moment, where white nationalism and the Read more

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Raising Our Voices for Digital Rights

With the 116th Congress officially sworn in—boasting the largest number of women and other people of color in history—we have a vital opportunity to make sure more of our legislators are fighting for the digital rights of the most vulnerable Americans. On Jan 30 at 12pm EST, the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition, including Team Read more

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Mapping Our Movements: Data Justice Lab at Data for Black Lives

The Center for Media Justice invited a delegation of Black and brown movement organizers, researchers, and technologists to the Data 4 Black Lives conference this past weekend at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. As an organization that is currently tackling issues like surveillance, carceral tools, internet rights, and censorship, we know that much of Read more

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Team Media Justice Delivers Testimony on Mega-Merger to California Commission

The following testimony was delivered by Adrian Martinez at the California Public Utilities Commission’s public hearing in Los Angeles to consider T-Mobile’s plan to merge with Sprint, on January 16th. Read our press release to learn more. Good evening, My name is Adrian Martinez and I am a Membership Organizer with the Center for Media Read more

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Tune In: #DataJustice Lab at Data for Black Lives

Tomorrow, we’re proud to be hosting the #DataJustice Lab at the second Data for Black Lives (D4BL) conference—a gathering of activists, organizers, and academics who are “using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people.” The #DataJustice Lab is a pre-conference convening with a goal of “Bridging Data, Research, and Read more