WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT
Our member groups improve the media conditions and increase the media power of underrepresented com-munities through local organizing projects, regional-to-national alliance building and campaigns, leadershipdevelopment, and community-centered policy change.Through community building and membership activities, a media justice Learning Community, strategic advo-cacy, and a regional capacity- and alliance-building initiative, MAG-Net seeks to:
• Connect, nurture, and engage
individual media justice leaders to develop and elevate shared models,vision, and strategies for change
• Develop the leadership, capacity, and long-term sustainability
of grassroots regional organizations basedin historically disenfranchised communities and working at the intersection of media/cultural change andsocial justice
• Strengthen the effectiveness
of regional alliance building and community organizing for media policychange that expands media access, equity, and cultural self-determination
• Increase the impact
of grassroots media policy development and advocacy for racial justice, economicequity, and human rights
THE CENTER FOR MEDIA JUSTICE
(CMJ), Oakland, CA –
The Center for Media Justice is a national communications strategy and advocacy center for grassroots leadersand organizations based in historically disenfranchised communities. CMJ’s work builds the power of movementsfor racial justice, economic equity, and human rights to become more effective, collaborative, and transformative.
ESPERANZA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER
, San Antonio, TX
Since 1987, the Center has used cultural production and organizing to help individuals and grassroots organiza-tions acquire the knowledge and skills to support life in a just society. Through advocacy efforts, public forums,actions, and art, they challenge oppression across race, class, sexual orientation, gender, age, and health, aswell as physical and cultural boundaries.