Racial Justice Activism in the #Occupy Movement

At our Communicating for Justice workshop series in February, we learned and discussed ways strategic communications can be used in social justice movements, including movements that embrace a racial justice agenda. #Occupy was one of the case studies we examined closely. How is the movement been framed and messaged? How do we work within the mainstream media agenda and how do we engage communications methods outside of those narrow confines? To continue the conversation outside of the workshop, we wanted to share some additional media we found on how racial justice movements intersect with #Occupy.

Recently, Colorlines.com hit the streets to hear from people of color active in the Occupy Wall Street movement.  “Participants in OWS’s People of Color Working Group and the Occupy the Hood movement discuss what they saw as OWS’s initial “post-racial” attitude toward the economic crisis and how white privilege may have impacted the movement’s development and sustainability.”

Related Links via Colorlines.com:

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