In the basement of the Church of the Advocate, a historic black church in North Philadelphia, activists, media producers, educators, community organizers, and students gathered on a Friday night to discuss what it would take to meet the challenges of our current organizing moment.
It’s our birthday! For 10 years, Media Mobilizing Project has made media to build a movement for social & economic justice. We have trained organizers to be media makers and media makers to be organizers. Right now we are leading a fight against media-giant Comcast to win affordable internet for low-income families. We are fighting privatization of our public schools. And we are telling untold stories of everyday heroes fighting back against poverty and injustice.
General Gordon Baker passed away on May 18 of this year, but his vision, strength, humility, and legacy will be with us and the world we aim to build for a long time. General Baker, or Gen as he was called, was born in Detroit in 1941 and he was a factory worker. He did back breaking work to build cars in the sprawling auto factories of Detroit, during the boom and bust of that industry in the 1960s and 70s into the 80s. But Gen was more than a factory worker, he was a leader and a visionary.
Throughout our struggle to tell untold stories and put an end to poverty, we are always looking to learn from the past. While we often look to the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s and the Labor Movement of the 30’s, there are also important lessons to be found in the Abolitionist Movement of the […]
In the days leading up to this 4th of July three moments have weighed deep on my mind. For me, these moments were examples of a much larger question that should weigh on the whole of the American conscience. Reflections on the organizing of Vamos Juntos, The Philadelphia Workers Association, and New Sanctuary Movement on the American holiday.
On Monday, January 21st we marched in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of love and struggle. We were joined by members of the community to embody the dream of Dr. King, united in a shared struggle. The march was organized by: 1 Love Movement, BPSOS Delaware Valley, Asian Americans United, Asian […]
Over the next five days, join thousands in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania who are honoring and building on Martin Luther King's legacy of love and struggle. Stand Up Now: The Struggle Continues A rally sponsored by AFSCME DC 33 and DC 47, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, and […]
MMPTV tells the untold stories of those uniting across struggles to build a movement to end poverty. During the final years of his life Martin Luther King marked a shift from an era of civil rights to an era of human rights with the launch of “The Poor People’s Campaign”. He visited with sanitation workers […]