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The Media, Inequality, and Change Center is Hosting an Open Conference February 2-3
The conference explores methods to articulate critical interconnections between crises and forms of resistance.

The Media, Inequality and Change Center (MIC), a collaboration between Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information and the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School, is hosting a conference, “The Crisis This Time: Media Movements and Abolition in a Time of Rupture,” on February 2-3 in Philadelphia; it is open to the public.

 In its exploration of the intersections between media, democracy, technology, policy, and social justice, MIC produces engaged research and analysis while collaborating with community leaders to help support activist initiatives and policy interventions. According to the conference website, scholars and activists will explore the relationship between media and movements today, the role media play in building effective resistance, and the problems and possibilities of the current media ecosystem. The aim is to understand the moment while exploring pathways forward. 

 The conference begins February 2 at 5:00 p.m. with political theorist Wendy Brown’s keynote address, followed by a panel discussion from 6–7:30 p.m. On February 3 at 10 a.m., Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science Britt Paris will participate in and moderate the first panel, “Policing the Crisis.” Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Todd Wolfson, co-director of the MIC Center, will participate in and moderate the closing panel, “Reflections and New Directions,” at 4 p.m. Those interested in attending may register here.

image credit: Media, Inequality, and Change Center (MIC) Conference website

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