PART 1 It is powerful and necessary to tell stories. The representations of characters within the stories we tell is also a powerful element that must be understood deeper. In a cultural landscape where a vast majority of adventure stories feature men as the main hero or protagonists, where can… Read more
From March 4-6 2019, Lakehead Orillia participated in Research and Innovation Week. It’s part of the bigger Lakehead R&I Week hosted the week before on the main campus in Thunder Bay. This week of celebrating research always kicks off with a ceremony, where community leaders and University faculty convene to… Read more
By Kamilla Petrick, Sandra Jeppesen and the Media Action Research Group In the early spring of 2017, my Ontario, Canada-based feminist research collective, the Media Action Research Group (MARG), sent me on an exciting ten-day mission to Brazil. The objective: to meet and interview grassroots media activists striving to amplify… Read more
MARG is a feminist collective that collaboratively researches with grassroots media activists to co-produce research and media toward transformative social change. Our work is guided by five pillars: anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, feminism, and queer & trans liberation.
We are research collective based in Ontario studying radical, activist media around the world. We have a multi-year research grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), through Lakehead University. We are using this opportunity to explore and document the processes of organization in radical media and to build networks and capacity within communities and internationally.
Through this website we will share our research and also provide a platform for media activists to receive training and share their projects with other activists. In particular, we will be creating a digital map of various activist projects around the world and digital workshops for on-line skill sharing.