#ImmigrationDetentionSyllabusThe **#ImmigrationDetentionSyllabus** is a sixteen-part series of readings and tools to support education, research, and action to dissect and dismantle the U.S. immigration detention system. The syllabus is organized by theme and curated by historian [Tina Shull](https://medium.com/u/6e34ba3479d9) at [Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)](http://endisolation.org).
Part Three, “On Media,” provides readings, reports, and multimedia resources for understanding and analyzing the role of the mass media, narratives, and communications in the immigration debate.
- Bleiker, Roland, David Campbell, Emma Hutchison, and Xzarina Nicholson. “The visual dehumanization of refugees.” *Australian Journal of Political Science *48 (2013): 398–416.
- Branton, Regina P. and Johanna Dunaway, “English and Spanish-Language Media Coverage of Immigration: A Comparative Analysis.”* Social Science Quarterly *89:4 (2008) 1006–22.
- Buiten, Denise, “Silences Stifling Transformation: Misogyny and Gender-based Violence in the Media.” *Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity *71 (2007) 114–21.
Moving Stories: International Review of how Media Cover Migration, Ethical Journalism Network, 2015.
Echoing Justice: Communications Strategies for Community Organizing in the 21st Century. Movement Strategy Center, 2014.
A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate, USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Brookings Governance Studies, 2012:
CultureStrike’s approach grows out of a deep history of artistic leadership within and alongside social movements. As a network led by migrant artists — and driven by our experiences as women, people of color, queer, trans, working-class, and undocumented people — CultureStrike aims not only to change the art of politics, but also the politics of art-making.
Popular education is an excellent way for cultural workers to exercise our minds as well as our talents, and can help us advance our own art practices and the movements we’re a part of. Below are some articles and reports that have helped CultureStrike develop our vision, and we hope will inspire you as well.
- “Culture Before Politics,”The American Prospect, December 6, 2010
- “Change the Culture, Change the World,”CultureTime Reports, April 1, 2013
- “Jeff Chang on Hope, Change and How Culture Can Shape Politics,”Colorlines, October 17, 2012
- Culture Matters: Understanding Cultural Strategy and Measuring Cultural Impact, a report by The Culture Group, August 2013
- “CultureStrike: In the Heart of Arizona,” TCG, August 22, 2013
- “Spoiler Alert: How Progressives Will Breakthrough with Pop Culture,”
- “Printmaking with Favianna Rodriguez” (video), KQED Arts, August 29, 2014
- “‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Documentary Upends Negative Views About Immigrants And Illegal Immigration,”The Huffington Post, January 15, 2013
- “Artist Statement,” Favianna Rodriguez and Tina Vasquez, Bitch Magazine, 2013
Migratory Notes: A weekly compilation of exceptional immigration Journalism:
Messaging This Moment: A Handbook for Progressive Communicators, Center for Community Change, 2017:
Media Activist Tools and Tip Sheet for Filming Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Center for Media Justice.
Op-Ed Writing: Tips and Tricks, from the Op-Ed Project