Understanding the Media-Movement Relationship in Latin America and the United States


José Luis Sanz, El Faro (El Salvador)

Daniela Pastrana, Pie de Pagina (Mexico)

Chris Valdez, United We Dream (United States)

Cesar Espinosa, FIEL (Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha - Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle) (United States)


Karina García Ruano, Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala)

10:30-12:00 Research Panel

The News Media Perspective

When Women Protest: A Rhetorical Analysis of News Coverage of the March for Life and Women’s Marches

 Amy Schumacher-Rutherford, University of Kansas

Black Lives Matter?  Reporting Styles and the Public's Acceptance or Rejection of Racially Charged Protests

 Alexandria Haynes, Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Understanding a Tool for Social Justice: Spanish-English Bilingual Journalism in the United States

Natalie Van Hoozer, University of Nevada, Reno

The Framing of Colin Kaepernick: The View from Home and Abroad

Jean Marie Brown, Texas Christian University

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12:00-1:45 Keynote and lunch

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj, keynote address

2:00-3:15 Research Panel 2

The Activist Perspective

Strategies, Tactics and Social Movements: A Consideration of Public Relations and Activism

Erica Ciszek, University of Texas at Austin

“I Used to Know How to Get a Headline”: The Necessity of Changing Media Practices in Indian Activism

Divya Siddarth, Microsoft Research India and Joyojeet Pal, Microsoft Research India, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Using their Voices Across the U.S.-Mexico Border: Dreamers' Activism through Social Media

Jéssica Retis, California State University Northridge & Celeste González de Bustamante, The University of Arizona

Hashtagified Activism: LGBT Protest Hashtags and the UK Gender Recognition Act (GRA) Consultation

Jane Cronin, American University

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3:30-5:30 Workshop

From story to action: Radical digital strategies to turn online audiences into brand advocates

Digital strategy is critical for journalists and activists looking to connect with their communities in ways that complement their traditional efforts. Digital is more than just having a presence on the most popular platforms or using the latest apps, it’s about generating value for your organization and the communities you serve.

6:00 500 Years Screening

Q&A with Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj following the screening