Breaking Borders, Redefining Sanctuary Webinar

FCYO youth organizations and organizers presented a two-part webinar series on Sanctuary and Transformative Media Organizing.

  • The first webinar, held on May 9th, 2017, focuses on how youth organizers are defining sanctuary and organizing around it in cities, neighborhoods, and schools.
  • The second webinar, held on May 30th, 2017 looks at how youth organizers are using youth created media as a tool in their campaigns for sanctuary and related issues.

In this second webinar, FCYO and Global Action Project, a social justice youth media organization, lifted up impactful community-based transformative media organizing, in relation to campaigns that seek to expand the narrative framework around "sanctuary" and build local community defense infrastructure. We shared findings and recommendations from Global Action Project's report, Media in Action: A Field Scan of Media and Youth Organizing in the United States, on ways that organizers, with support from funders and allies, can increase the scale and impact of transformative media organizing. We also heard about innovative media approaches from leaders from Mijente, Black Youth Project 100 and the Hate Free Zone. 

Panelist included: