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Civic Media Insights: Rachel Kuo, “Movement Media: Racial Solidarities Across Platforms”
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Live on Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/98427008549
Looking at processes behind media-making and information sharing, this talk demonstrates ways that racial justice movements create and sustain connections across incommensurable and uneven racial differences. As a collective site for political work, movement media make up a broad array of internal and external information produced and circulated by and within social movements for organizing purposes–from meeting agendas and text threads to social media posts and public statement letters.
Speaker Rachel Kuo brings archival materials from women of color organizing in the 1970s alongside interviews with present-day organizers to trace tenuous pursuits of solidarity and address the possibilities and challenges in building movements for the long-haul in today’s digital landscape.
Dr. Rachel Kuo studies race, technology, and social movements. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life and School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; a founding member and current affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies; and co-founder of the Asian American Feminist Collective.