[IMC-Boston-Discuss] Proposed Mission Statement (finally!)
sofiajt at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 18 18:17:16 PDT 2005
I would change "grassroots organization" to
"community-based collective" since I don't really
consider ourselves as being an organization. It sounds
too much like an NGO.
In regards to "social and economic justice", I would
say "social justice and environmental rights" since
economic justice is pretty much understood under
social but the environment is not a product of
For the motto, we need something even clearer such as:
"Be the Media!" or "Who's the Media, You're the
--- Matthew Williams <mw21 at mindspring.com> wrote:
> The mission statement looks OK to me, though I think
> we can drop the
> last part: "Above all our doors remain open. Anyone
> can be a
> journalist." That idea is already captured in the
> statement that "We
> exist to promote participatory media".
> I suppose if I was going to tinker with it, I would
> want to change the
> phrase, "and to discover new ways to affect greater
> understanding and
> positive change in our communities through media
> creation," so it had
> more of a social justice emphasis. Something like,
> "and to help create
> a media infrastructure which movements working for
> social and economic
> justice can use." However, I can live with the
> mission statement the
> way it is.
> In addition to all this, I have an idea for a new
> slogan to put on our
> website, one that is quite simple and
> straightforward: "progressive,
> participatory media".
> -- Matt
> On Jul 7, 2005, at 10:45 PM, Pete Stidman wrote:
> > So a while back I dropped the ball after a mission
> > statement meeting in the editorial group. we
> > discussed this for the website at first but then
> > thought we should build a proposal for the bigger
> > group. The first paragraph of this was supported
> > Matt and Sofia a while back online, the second and
> > third graf are new.
> > I do this now in the interest of fully finishing
> > volunteer manual. I think having it would again
> > very useful.
> > Here it is, please consider comments carefully.
> > will not be decided on for real until after the
> > benefit I'm sure. But maybe people can take some
> > thinking this over and make really well thought
> > comments...
> > Boston Indymedia is a grassroots organization
> > committed to increasing public access to and
> > of media production and distribution as tools for
> > promoting social and economic justice in the
> > Boston area and the world.
> > We exist to promote participatory media; to help
> > acquire and provide the tools and technology that
> > greater media access to all; and to discover new
> > to affect greater understanding and positive
> change in
> > our communities through media creation.
> > Above all our doors remain open. Anyone can be a
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