About Us

Founded in 2002, the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) is a dynamic communications strategy and media policy incubation lab for grassroots organizations and alliances serving communities of color and America’s poor. With an office in Oakland, California, and staff in Chicago and New York, CMJ is the only group in the nation working at the intersection of media and social change to develop communications strategies and leaders for a 21st century progressive movement, that also organizes nationally for media policy solutions to end racism and poverty. Our mission is to create media and cultural conditions that strengthen national and regional movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights. Our long-term vision is the integration of media and social change for 21st century media policy solutions and communications strategies that ensure movements for justice have a powerful public voice. We strongly believe that the right to communicate and organize for a better future should belong to everyone.