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Coalition and Alliance-based Communications

Center for Media Justice

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Communications Tele-Clinic: Coalition and Alliance-based Communications

Featured Practitioner: Jen Soriano, Lionswrite Communications

May 22, 2013 - 9am PST/12n EST (Tele-Clinic)

About This Month's Clinic

Ever faced tough times trying to do effective communications in coalitions or alliances?  Join this free tele-clinic to share your challenges and successes, and to hear tips from Jen Soriano on how to negotiate this tricky but necessary level of collaborative communications.

About Jen Soriano

Jen Soriano

Jen Soriano is a Filipina-American journalist, communications consultant, and social movement strategist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She is a leader in creative communications for social justice, specializing in participatory strategies to build the influence of organizing groups and alliances.   

Between 2002 and 2008, Jen co-founded the Center for Media Justice in Oakland, CA along with CMJ’s Executive Director Malkia Cyril.  She has served as CMJ’s communications TA provider, program director, and associate director and is currently CMJ Board Chair. 

As the owner of Lionwrite Communications, Jen has worked with a number of social movement groups including the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Domestic Workers United, Cause Justa :: Just Cause, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance.  As a journalist, Jen has worked with Mother Jones magazine, Free Speech Radio News, the Center for Investigative Reporting, Free Speech TV, War Times, Organizing Upgrade and the Huffington Post. 

Jen is currently Communications Coordinator for the RoadMap Consulting Group and Interim Communications Director for the We Belong Together campaign for common sense immigration reform.


Communications Clinics are sixty minute free telephone based group coaching sessions that provide participants’ access to communications expertise and peer-based support. Through storytelling, question and answer periods with experts, and a facilitated tips and tools exchange, communications clinics are a timely and efficient way to brainstorm communications solutions; get expert feedback and advice on media strategy; and exchange best practices or request additional support.  

Have questions about Coalition and Alliance-based Communications ? Contact Center for Media Justice



Center for Media Justice

The Center for Media Justice, home of the Media Action Grassroots Network, is a national organizing and training collaborative dedicated to democratizing communications policy and practice through the cultivation of grassroots infrastructure and leadership.   

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