Archive for July, 2007

Celeste’s Corner

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

With a theme of “Another World is Possible; Another US is Necessary,” the first ever US Social Forum ignited a prairie fire of optimism within the progressive left, the sheer size and diversity of which has not been witnessed in this country in decades. For veteran and virgin social justice advocates alike, the week-long convergence of activists, academics, simply curious locals, and impassioned global sojourners in the city of Atlanta this summer should have helped to shatter a longstanding, paralytic myth that the American left is dead.

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FEX Publishes New Media Journal

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

The Media Justice Fund of the Funding Exchange explores the changing landscape of media in its new journal, Imagining the (UN)Thinkable: Community Media Over the Next Five Years. This collection of essays pushes the boundaries of current research on media policy and provides critical information on the potential power of the internet, radio, and community-access TV to enhance social justice movements. Written from perspectives of people of color, low-income people, women and other marginalized communities, the report offers useful tools and strategies for media justice advocates.

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FEX Makes an Impact at US Social Forum

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The USSF, held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27 – July 1, 2007, was an experience the Funding Exchange was proud to support and participate in. The forum sent a message to people’s movements around the world that there is an active movement in the US, opposing unjust US policies at home and abroad.

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