In the summer of 2017 Atlantic City residents fought to keep their local water utility public, and they won. They did this only months after several local casinos closed, and the city came near to declaring bankruptcy. The push to privatize Atlantic City’s water was a textbook example of disaster capitalism – where corporations use […]
What is Our Side about? Our Side tells the story of a community-led theater production in Atlantic City — a stage adaptation of Growing up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside by Atlantic City native Turiya S.A. Raheem. From bustling streets to broken promises, from discrimination to resiliency, the film follows […]
Thousands of families in New Jersey face the fear of being separated each day. A drivers license would make a difference in the lives of so many. Hear the voices of immigrant leaders fighting for the right to drive without fear.
A half-dozen companies are getting $1.2 billion in tax discounts to operate in Camden, New Jersey. Why is so much public money going to so few? And what can we do about it? This video was produced by Media Mobilizing Project’s Movement Media Fellows. Posted by NJ Platform on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 There […]
Do you want to learn how to better communicate to the world about your community activism or organizing work? Come to MMP’s Movement Media Institute training in Atlantic City on May 21st. The Movement Media Institute is an intensive crash course in media and communications strategy for people who are fighting for change in their […]
Every spring, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership holds its Annual Meeting, a $125-a-ticket event where developers, construction companies, city officials, politicians, as well as architects, lawyers, and a few community leaders mingle in front of the shark tanks at the Camden Aquarium.
Building a Sandcastle: A Broken Promise to Atlantic City tells the stories of the casino workers who remain after the wave of casino closures and layoffs in 2014. The casino employees who remain are getting organized and fighting back. In the process they are working with neighbors across Atlantic City to reimagine the future of this resort town on the Jersey coast.