From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 08, 2011 6:20:12 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day
 

hey can someone from media kindly contact me to schedule mos def and

talib kweli -- there is a growing occupythehood movement in solidarity

with us--someone from global revolution busy on the live

streaming...perhaps put up some more hip hop folks supporting this in

our own website...more people of color visibility thanks

 

 

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote:

> 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.

>

>

>

> ________________________________

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> From: september17@googlegroups.com [mailto:september17@googlegroups.com] On

> Behalf Of Joshua van Praag

> Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 9:45 AM

> To: september17@googlegroups.com

> 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?

>

>

>

> J.

>

> Joshua van Praag

>

> jvanpraag@me.com

>

>

>

> +1.347.445.8315

>

> +44.(0)7787.896952

>

> On Oct 7, 2011, at 8:37 PM, David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com> 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:

>

> see:

> http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/wall-street-public-enemy-number-one

>

>

>

> On 10/7/2011 7:09 PM, jemcgloin@verizon.net 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<shaistahusain@gmail.com> 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 <matthew.presto@gmail.com>

> 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 <shaistahusain@gmail.com>

>> 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 fore...so i support your efforts!

>>>

>>> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com>

>>> 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.

>>> >

>>

>>

>

>

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