MARG collaborates with many media activist projects to support their work and link their activism to our research. Here are some partnerships we have created:
‘Pjilasi Mi’kma’ki’ is a bilingual Mi’kmaq/English podcast hosted by Annie Clair.
Annie is a traditional Mi’kmaq woman from Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick. She is a mother of four and a grandmother of three. She has been a suicide prevention worker and a youth worker, among other jobs.
The purpose of this podcast is to not only promote the preservation and continuation of the Mi’kmaq language, but also to discuss, truthfully, issues related to struggling to remain L’nu in the twenty first century. MARG has provided support to Annie in creating this podcast.
The Media Co-op is a coast-to-coast network of local media co-operatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic coverage of their communities and of Canada.
MARG has provided support for the Media Co-op to hire an outreach editor to build capacity and provide editorial support. This position is a one-year contract where the Editor will provide reflections and feedback on the co-op model in activist media.
Alternative Media Movement Assembly People’s Social Forum
The Alternative Media Movement Assembly is a gathering dedicated to bringing together journalists and activists who are organizing in alternative/grassroots media to create shared, unified, political projects on a broad range of issues around building media and communication infrastructure.
MARG provided staff support to organize the Alternative Media Movement Assembly for the 2014 People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, ON. The assembly had around 100 participants and we continue to work with the network to continue ongoing discussion and possible meet-up’s in the future.
Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Practice is an activist journal published twice a year. It provides history, debate and analysis on anti-capitalist movements predominantly in North America but also extends to covering issues internationally. Upping the Anti is comprised of an editorial collective in Toronto, associate editors and an internationally based Advisory Board.
MARG partnered with Upping the Anti to hire a communications coordinator/researcher to work on both projects; providing support to Upping the Anti through coordination of the advisory board and organizing social events, and providing support to MARG through the addition of thoughtful blog posts and contributions to our post-conference proceedings.