social media and advocacy
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women & media
Can’t come to the Media Activism Research Conference? Our keynote panel and other panels will be livestreamed through the weekend. Check out the entire livestream here on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt8e9LsYOUDBuBjp_aZI8eA)
by Carolin Huang What does it mean to do political work through social media? As someone who grew up with the Internet, I have been privy to the social interactions that the Internet has enabled. The grounds for us to find others with similar politics, visions, priorities and goals are ever-so-expansive. It means that we … Read more
2016 media activism research conference
500 University Ave. Orillia
May 12-15, 2016
Mark your calendars! MARG is organizing the Media Activism Research Conference (MARC), in Orillia, Ontario, Canada from May 12 – 15, 2016 and we want to see you there! MARC will bring together researchers, activists, students, and community members interested in strengthening grassroots transformative media through networking, knowledge sharing, and skill-sharing.
MARG is a collective of grassroots activists, media makers, writers and academics who are studying the role of autonomous, transformative alternative media locally and internationally.
We are an anti-capitalist, feminist 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.