June 24, 2022
Join FSTV & MediaJustice For A Virtual Screening + Q&A of #ThatsSoBlack!!!!!
FSTV in partnership with MediaJustice is proud to announce the virtual screening of the impactful and enlightening digital series “That’s So Black!”
MediaJustice’s “That’s So Black” series spotlights how Black people created Internet culture as we know it today. These short videos touch on topics such as how Black women have used media and the Internet to help keep each other safe from patriarchal violence; how white media has profited off popular phrases and slang with roots in Black, queer, and trans ballroom culture; and how social media influencers only exist because of Black culture.
Join the conversation on June 28th at 7 pm ET on our Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube channels.
Mark Winston Griffith
Mark is a journalist, organizer and educator. He is currently the Associate Director for AntiRacist Partnerships and Transformation at Free Speech TV, and the co-creator and co-host of School Colors, an award-winning documentary that explores race, class and power in American Cities in Schools. Season 2 of School Colors is being distributed on NPR’s Code Switch.
Until April, 2022, Mark was the founding Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center. BMC is a Black-led, membership-based, community organizing group that builds community self-determination campaigns issues of critical importance to Black people in Central Brooklyn. At BMC, Mark founded Brooklyn Deep, BMC’s citizen journalism platform, and the Central Brooklyn Food Coop
Mark has taught graduate courses in journalism, community organizing and community economic development at CUNY, The CUNY School of Journalism and Pratt Institute. He has served on the board/leadership bodies of Communities United for Police Reform, the Black Freedom Project, the National Black and Food Justice Alliance, the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City, and Free Speech TV.
MediaJustice is dedicated to building a grassroots movement for a more just and participatory media—fighting for racial, economic, and gender justice in a digital age. MediaJustice boldly advances communication rights, access, and power for communities harmed by persistent dehumanization, discrimination, and disadvantage. Home of the #MediaJusticeNetwork, comprised of more than 70 grassroots partners, we envision a future where everyone is connected, represented, and free.
Venneikia Williams (she/her) — is a person whose pursuit of justice is informed by the radical Black tradition. Venneikia supports the team in the development, design, and successful implementation of the Media 2070 campaign for media reparations. This includes liaising with coalition partners, fostering external relationships, supporting newsroom training, and developing a curriculum and necessary collateral materials.