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“Toward Transformative Media Organizing” published in Media, Culture, & Society

Exciting news! Together with Chris Schweidler and the Transformative Media Organizing Project, we’ve published findings from our nationwide participatory action research into media activism by LGBTQ and Two-Spirit advocacy organizations in Media, Culture & Society – one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of media studies. The abstract and link to full text[…]

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When We Fight, We Win!

WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!:  Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World Back in the 1990s, I worked with Jorge Díaz Ortiz, Puerto Rican cultural organizer, in a youth theater collective called Agitarte. It was my introduction to Freire and to Augosto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed methodology, and a deeply formative experience[…]

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Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media & Youth Organizing in the United States

From 2012-2015, Global Action Project, Data Center and Research Action Design conducted a national research project—Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media & Youth Organizing in the U.S. I was honored to participate as an adviser to the research, and I’m excited that the findings are now freely available. A bit more about the report,[…]

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Occupy Wall Street: 5 Lessons for Networked Movements

  By Sasha Costanza-Chock (@schock), Christine Schweidler (schweidler@riseup.net), and Charlie DeTar (cfd@media.mit.edu) Note: This is an English translation of an article that originally appeared in 2013 in La Vanguardia Dossier: “The Power of the Networks:” http://www.lavanguardia.com/internacional/20131217/54397298092/el-poder-de-las-redes-sociales-vanguardia-dossier.html   On 17 September 2011, a small group of activists took over New York City’s Zuccotti Park. They triggered[…]

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Media: Portfolio

I’m in the process of adding a portfolio of media projects I’ve worked on to this site. Meanwhile, check out the examples below! SELECTED WORKS WEB & INTERACTIVE VoJo: Hosted platform for group mobile media projects, based on the VozMob Drupal Distribution. (Founder, project lead, 2012-present). http://vojo.co Sandy Storyline: A participatory documentary about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on[…]

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Report: Towards Transformative Media Organizing

Check out Towards Transformative Media Organizing, a strengths & needs assessment of LGBTQ & Two-Spirit media activism that I’m proud to have played a key role in as Principle Investigator, published in 2015. This report, and the Transformative Media Organizing project, links LGBTQ & Two-Spirit and allied media makers, online organizers, and tech-activists across the United[…]