MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR ORGANIZING
TPF WINTER 2022
CLICK HERE FOR Application form (Deadline is Tuesday, January 4, 2022)
“In the new world we seek to create, we will need a way of
creating and transmitting knowledge, and of bringing
knowledge to those who need it the most”
– Dr Amit Sengupta (1958-2018) on the importance of communication and knowledge.
In this era of neoliberalism and right wing assertion, one of the central trenches of our struggle for a just world is the battle of ideas. There is a great need to not only counter the neoliberal, bourgeois narrative in the media about what is happening in our countries and in our world, but also to stage a counter-attack wherein we shine light on the struggles as we seek to build a socialist future. In order to shift the perspectives and paradigms of even our own militants and people close to the movements, it is vital to show that our struggle against the powers that be is fierce, continues in spite of all the odds, and is achieving victories across the world.
The ability to communicate our realities is within our grasp. This course seeks to bridge some of the technical and theoretical knowledge gaps, and empower all who are engaged in struggles for justice to communicate powerfully for change.
The technique workshops will be short, focused on audiovisual techniques (camera, sound), social media, and graphic design.
Class topics include:
The Battle of Ideas and the Current Media Landscape
Audiovisual communications & the aesthetic
& a series of workshops: social media, audiovisual techniques, and graphic design.
This course is intended for those who have had some political education experience in the past (inside or outside the classroom!), and that are prepared to commit to participating in the sessions as well as studying in preparation for the sessions.
We will give priority to those who are actively involved in movement media, political and social organizations, and will bring communication strategies as an organizing tool back to their organizations and movement work.
For those who are interested but unable to attend the class schedule, we will provide resources for self study to the general public on our resource platform: politicaleducation.peoplesforum.org
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Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 11, 13, 18, 20
Workshops: Week of Jan 25 (audiovisual techniques, graphic design, social media)
6-8pm ET on ZOOM
All sessions will be held on Zoom.
To apply, please submit your information using this form by January 4.
If you have any questions, please contact Tahia at firstname.lastname@example.org
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