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The Crisis This Time: Media, Movements, and Abolition in a Time of Rupture

February 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Join MIC and Rutgers University for a conference exploring methods to articulate critical interconnections between crises and forms of resistance.

We live in a time of rupture. 

The social, economic, and ecological crises that confront us today compound longstanding inequalities on a global scale. In response to these asymmetries, we are witness to a flourishing of rebellions and resistance movements emerging over the last decade. A major challenge facing contemporary movements is how to harness new and existing media in order to articulate critical interconnections between crises and forms of resistance.

Across three main themes—policing the crisis, mediating the crisis, and powering through the crisis—we call together scholars and activists to ask: What is the relationship between media and movements today? What role do media play in building effective resistance? What are the problems and possibilities of the current media ecosystem as we organize to build an effective movement of movements?

We convene this conference at an important time for movements to deepen their connections with each other and articulate a positive vision of a free society. This two-day convening will therefore aim to both understand the moment while putting forward possible pathways towards our collective future.


February 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


The Rotunda at UPenn
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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