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Communications Strategies for Racial Justice

Center for Media Justice

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

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Communications Tele-Clinic: "Communications Strategies for Racial Justice"

Featured Practitioner: Makani Themba, Praxis Project

April 23, 2013 - 9am PST/12n EST (Tele-Clinic)

About This Month's Clinic

Despite claims of a post-racial media environment, leaders working for racial justice face unique barriers when trying to raise a powerful public voice in the news.  In this monthly clinc, participants will get feedback from experts, troubleshoot challenges, and exchange best practices in confronting media stereotypes and communicating racial justice.

This monthly tele-clinic will focus on online organizing - including list building, email blasts, designing alerts, and other tactics, platforms and strategies. Makani Themba, Executive Director, Praxis Project will offer best practices and help participants receive feedback on their current strategies and practices and troubleshoot challenges.

About Makani Themba

Favianna Rodriguez

Makani Themba serves as Executive Director of Praxis Project.  Makani Themba-Nixon is executive director of the Praxis Project, a nonprofit organization helping communities use media and policy advocacy to advance health justice. She also directs Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to support local policy advocacy to advance healthy food outlets and safe places to play in communities of color.

Makani has published numerous books and articles on race, media, policy advocacy, and public health. She is author of Making Policy, Making Change and co-author of Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention and Talking the Walk: Communications Guide for Racial Justice. Her latest book is Fair Game: Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era. To learn more about CCHE and its grantees, please visit


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 Communications Strategies for Racial Justice? 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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