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JustMedia is an open access lens based archive designed to support advocacy efforts for systemic reform through the art of storytelling. JustMedia focuses on challenging the criminal legal system by organizing, amplifying, and sharing existing films and videos that tell a variety of stories. This intentional act serves as a media literacy tool for the movement to end mass incarceration and achieve abolition.
WE ARE: CREATORS | ADVOCATES | STORYTELLERS | ARCHIVISTS
What We Do
Cost free membership to an extensive multimedia database of content related to systemic violence and incarceration.
Vibrant community of storytellers, who create and maintain partnerships with leading social justice groups.
Consult with lesson planning, amplifying, networking for storytellers, leaders and organizers.
Stories of/by families and communities directly impacted by the system.
WE ARE HIRING
Still in Prison | A Virtual Event
JustMedia invites you to join us for a collective conversation, short-film screening, followed by a discussion on storytelling and community awareness featuring Crystal Maloney & Greg McKelvey of Zealous. Guest Poet: Tongo Eisen-Martin
Screen STILL IN PRISON HERE
A Tale of Mental Illness - From the Inside
"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Why Solitary Confinement is Modern Day Torture
Molly Crabapple and Fusion
As of 2013, there were 80,000 men and women in solitary confinement in the United States, some of them as young as 14 years old. In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the psychological and physical trauma suffered by those forced to spend 22-24 hours a day alone — sometimes for arbitrary reasons, like reading the wrong book, or having the wrong tattoo — in a grey, concrete box.