Programs

Fighting to Win

Movement Alliance Project spearheads a host of campaigns and programs on media, tech, racial and economic justice. Here is an overview of our current program work: 

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People’s Media Record

The People’s Media Record is a searchable digital archive of Movement Alliance Project’s raw video footage documenting Philadelphia’s social justice movements since 2005.

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Mapping Pretrial Injustice

MAP and MediaJustice created Mapping Pretrial Injustice, a #NoDigitalPrisons project, as a tool for organizers seeking pretrial decarceration who are contending with how pretrial risk assessment algorithms impact their campaigns.

Shift the Narrative Project

Philadelphia’s Black and Brown communities have suffered the violence of over-policing and structural divestment for generations. MAP and partners will challenge how newspapers cover violence, police, and mass incarceration, and center our communities’ needs in the story of what “public safety” means.

People’s Algorithmic Power Project

MAP will build off of groundbreaking local and national work at the intersection of automated decision-making and the movement to end mass incarceration with P3A: the People’s Algorithmic Power Project. This project will organize with communities impacted by these technologies, technologists who build and understand algorithms, and legal allies to build community power over the technologies that judge us.

The People’s HQ

People’s HQ at 924 Cherry St is our shared office, co-working and meeting space for people and organization’s fighting for social, racial and economic justice in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Philly We Rise

Philly We Rise is a call to action. Curated by MAP, Philly We Rise is a media hub that amplifies the work that individuals and organizations do to fight for our communities and is a resource for those who want to get involved in the movement.

Coalition Building

Coalition building and collaboration is core to our work. Movement Alliance Project is a core member of these coalitions:

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Judge Accountability Table

The Judge Accountability Table is a coalition of community organizations that have come together in the shared mission of holding judges and judicial candidates accountable to a vision of justice that is in line with our own.

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Our City, Our Schools

We fight for fairly funded schools that transform the lives of Black, brown & working class young people. We do this by supporting the needs and aspirations of families, educators, school communities and neighborhoods.

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#No215Jail Coalition

#No215Jail fights for alternatives to incarceration that address harm, violence, and loss in our communities in ways that will lead to real transformation and healing.

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Alliance for a Just Philadelphia

The Alliance for a Just Philadelphia is a broad coalition of grassroots organizations working together to win electoral power for our communities, change the political landscape, and build a more just Philadelphia.

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Philly Tech Justice

Philly Tech Justice is a coalition fighting for digital inclusion, accessible technology and internet, and the right to privacy. In a city with the second worst broadband access of any big city in the United States, access to the internet is a human right.

Legacy Programs

These are a few of the defining projects and programs from our past work:

May Day Rally 2018 - Organized by the Coalition for a Just DA - Focused on ICE out of Philly and Decarceration - Break the Cages, Fund the People

Coalition for a Just DA

In 2017, Media Mobilizing Project helped cohere a coalition of over 30 community organizations that set a platform for what a progressive district attorney could accomplish if accountable to our communities and a vision of ending mass incarceration.

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NJ Platform

From 2015 – 2017, MAP supported NJ Platform, a media hub serving South Jersey. NJ Platform brought together a diverse array of voices and experiences in Camden, Atlantic City, and beyond.

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The Spark

The Spark: Stories that Change Our Times was a 6 episode series that aired on PhillyCAM and brought forth the stories of everyday people leading the way to win our human rights.

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CAP Comcast

Between 2014 and 2016 the CAP (Corporate Accountability Project) Comcast campaign focused on securing a variety of demands from the Comcast Corporation as it negotiated a franchise agreement with its hometown of Philadelphia, PA. We were able to win a transformative agreement that vastly expanded internet access and support for students and communities through comprehensive community organizing.

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Groundwork

In Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, people from all walks of life are building courage, connection, and hope against all odds. Groundwork is a documentary series about what happens when people stop putting up with injustice and start building a movement.