This poster was developed for Third World Majority, for the 2003 Media Justice Summit in Madison, Wisconsin. Third World Majority is an Oakland-based new media training and production resource center dedicated to global justice.
Media is filled with stereotypical and demeaning imagery. Media often denies our basic humanity and renders us invisible. Media promotes and justifies our oppression and murder. Too few outlets from which to tell our stories, to speak
truth to power. The connections between media -- its form, content, and who owns it -- is inextricably tied to issues of social justice, power, and equity. From the criminalization of youth and immigrants to the so-called
"War on Terrorism," the mainstream media has continued its historical role as a willing propaganda machine for corporate interests, and has blocked dialogue and debate on the publicly owned airwaves. Communication is a human right,
yet our communities are denied this fundamental right every day. This will not change until we hold all institutions, public and private, to a higher standard of accountability, one that ensures that media serves the needs of all the
This piece was completed as part of a grant by the Oakland Cultural Arts Commission.
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