Please join Design Action at "Communication for Liberation: Visual Communications in the Social Justice Movement"on Thursday, June 24, from 10 AM-noon, Cobo Hall: W1-53.
We will be joined by a panel of experts presenting case studies on successful collaborations between communications workers and on-the-ground organizers, followed by a lively roundtable discussion. This panel and discussion will focus on the role of communications workers (strategists, organizers, graphic designers, print makers, web developers, etc…) in social justice movements. The panel will feature presentations by successful progressive communications workers who will share case studies of how strategic communications work can support organizing campaigns. We will discuss the responsibilities and challenges of communications workers in supporting grassroots social movements.
Sabiha Basrai, Design Action Collective
Melanie Cervantes, Dignidade Rebelde
Joseph Phelan, Miami Workers Center
Steven Renderos, Mainstreet Project and MAG-Net
Jen Soriano, Grassroots Global Justice
Design Action will also be participating in the workshop: "Economic Allies – how economic alternatives can support the struggle" sponsored by our allies Liberation Ink and JASecon, on Weds June 23, 1-3 pm. We will be discussing the intersection of alternative economic models (in our case, worker-owned cooperatives) and social justice issues. For more details, please go here: http://organize.ussf2010.org/ws/economic-allies-how-economic-alternatives-can-support-struggle