NW media justice and social justice organizations head to Detroit

For the next week, Detroit will be the epicenter for two major gatherings for progressive and social justice organizing: the twelfth Allied Media Conference and the second U.S. Social Forum. Washington State and the Northwest will be well-represented, with large delegations from urban and rural social justice organizations, labor unions, student groups and others. Reclaim the Media will be there with a delegation of Seattle-area activists and organizers from our Northwest MAG-Net coalition, including representatives from Reel Grrls, KBCS, Communities Against Rape and Abuse, Hidmo, Youth Media Institute, the Community Alliance for Global Justice and others. Follow the action on Twitter: #amc2010, #nwussf, #mediajustice.

In Detroit, we'll share information about Northwest media justice and social justice organizing victories; we expect to return from Detroit inspired to reinvigorate regional organizing for immigrant rights, environmental justice, LGBT equality, economic justice, sustainable energy policy, and of course media justice.

Click here for a listing of MAG-Net affiliated workshops taking place in Detroit.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey