From:   Jackie DiSalvo <>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 08, 2011 8:55:45 AM
Subject:   RE: [september17discuss] Glen Ford

You should pose his speaking to facilitators & ask Empowerment & Education Working Group is there’s a time he can speak longer. Their schedule is very packed today. Write to and to Babak K []


From: [] On Behalf Of David DeGraw
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day


Glen Ford's cell: 908-444-5769 - pls call him if you can, otherwise i'll ask him to go to Wash Sq, i'm sure he would love to speak to GA

On 10/8/2011 9:47 AM, Jackie DiSalvo wrote:

But Occupy Wall Street will be at Washington Square at that time; bring him there & let him speak to GA.


From: [] On Behalf Of Joshua van Praag
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day


Hi David


This is Josh from media. I can bring this to livestream team's attention. How do we find him?



Joshua van Praag




On Oct 7, 2011, at 8:37 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:

just talked w/ Glen Ford - he will be at park at 3 pm tomorrow, can we get him on the livestream?  he is down to do some interviews:


On 10/7/2011 7:09 PM, wrote:

 I am working in staten Island to reach the people I know.  We are all outreach and we all need to reach out to as many people and as many kinds of people as possible. 



On 10/07/11, shaista husain<> wrote:

So how do we spread this strategy to the movement at large? This is
not something you can impose, you can't impose silence on anyone, i am
against that and i doubt it will be productive. The goal is to
increase multiculturalism grassroots pro-actively on the ground and be
careful about all issues of representation in the larger media. We
must bring some proposals for multiculturalism to the General Assembly
and have it address once and for all a statement about
multiculturalism. Our media team has to put forth more people of color
voices and send that out to all media outlets.

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Matthew Presto <> wrote:
> I don't think setting aside a single day will really be helpful and instead
> ends up tokenizing, but.. there's a good rule of thumb to follow, whether
> speaking to the media or participating in the General Assembly: if your
> voice has been disproportionately represented, then step back.
> This can happen in conjunction with (particularly whites and/or men)
> encouraging journalists to speaking to a wider diversity of voices.
> Matt
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM, shaista husain <>
> wrote:
>> Micah, we are not trying to silence our white comrades, they don't
>> need to tell the media to talk to someone black--its nice if they do,
>> but that is not necessary--the official mainstream media just
>> automatically goes to white people first, because they take whiteness
>> as the dominant narrative. White people can talk blackness
>> themselves--this is tactics of subversion. This is the point--white
>> people are capable of speaking in solidarity with people of color and
>> expressing their multiculturalism--just like black people and
>> immigrants assimilate here in the US, white people can also assimilate
>> blackness, global justice, multiculturalism... as they are doing on
>> the ground day to day in this movement. We need to put
>> multiculturalism on the top of our media strategy no matter who
>> speaks. And also, allow the true factual diversity--impossible to
>> ignore--- to come to the i support your efforts!
>> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Micah White <> wrote:
>> > Proposal: We pick one day in which everyone who speaks to the media at
>> > #OWS
>> > is not white. If the media try to talk to you, and you're white - then
>> > you
>> > tell them to talk to someone who is not white. Flood the world with
>> > images
>> > and words of non-white members of #OWS.
>> >
>> > Then we have one day where everyone is a woman, or one day where
>> > everyone is
>> > over 40 years old.
>> >