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The false media focus on violence: If it bleeds it still leads

On Sunday, August 27, in downtown Berkeley, I witnessed thousands of protesters raising their voices against a planned white supremacist “Patriot Prayer” rally. In my decades as a documentary filmmaker of activism and now an academic studying movements and media, it was one of the most positive, diverse and unifying gatherings I ever observed. While [...]

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Justice Stories, Resistance Stories and Just Good Stories: Narrative and Storytelling as Critical Pedagogy

This Wednesday, I’ll be on a panel at UC Berkeley sponsored by American Cultures and facilitated by Victoria Robinson. As the theme is narrative and social justice, I’ll be talking about everything from social media memes to documentary storytelling. Details from American Cultures: Wednesday, November 14th, 4-6pm, 231 Wheeler Hall Speakers: Regina Mason, Office of the [...]

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