I am a person of color and I can maybe speak sometimes! On a related note, we should (or do we) have some sort of semi- or un- or official media training for folks (what some common questions are, etc.)
(gabjoh2 at gmail.com, in case that is obscured by google groups)
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From: David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:46:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Poster
can you send me a list of people i can refer the media to? can't keep up on our end, and yes, i think we def are way too white guy focused, speaking as a white guy ;-)
On 10/7/2011 3:40 PM, Lisa wrote:
YES!!!!! Thank you Shaista!
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM, shaista husain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Some more people of color "speaking for this movement" in the media team--you know who go out to mainstream media, also would not hurt us.
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:33 PM, shaista husain <email@example.com>
Can you put some dreadlocks on her, does every female the represents this movement have to be visibly white? Perhaps just one poster with illustrating some sensitivity to people of color who make up the majority of THIS CITY???? This movement is not all white people and if there is NO leadership, then it becomes important to be sensitive about images of individuals who come to signify the movement as a whole. PERHAPS and now im begging you comrades, its so real it fucking hurts, can we get some people of color visibility.. ATLEAST ONE poster that reflects this? I bet you it will be so celebrated!!! Perhaps an indigenous woman? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE> folks.. Thanks!!!
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:05 PM, gail zawacki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's fantastic and uplifting! I ended a morbid blogpost with it, here...http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2011/10/catastrophe-map-says-goodbye-to.html
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:51 PM, grimwomyn <email@example.com>
this would be an awesome sticker as well!
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Sarah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eric Drooker <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM
Subject: Occupy Wall Street . . .
To: Eric Drooker <firstname.lastname@example.org
--PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY--
Friends & Fellow Occupiers,
To help our powerful, new Occupy Movement spread to other cites, I've created a powerful new poster (attached).
Please help circulate this poster image (e-mail, facebook, twitter, print, etc.), and help build momentum in the streets!
Now is our time.
P.S. And please pass along this URL, where people can downed hi-res versions of the new posters in many languages: