Los medios son el mensaje

Whatever your position on the current immigration policies being discussed in the U.S. Senate and the bill passed in the House, you can’t help but be impressed by the massive outpouring of protestors in several US cities over the past two weeks. Los Angeles had between 500,000 to 1 million people out in the streets at a massive rally/march last Sunday. The next day, over 15,000 L.A. high school students walked out of classes to attend several different protests.

As an organizer, I was impressed by the use of media–both old and new–to get these protests off the ground. As for the rally, many folks are pointing to the unprecedented cooperation of Latino DJ’s on commercial radio stations to promote the event.

As for the high school rallies, more tech savvy kids used
forums like MySpace.com to organize this action–mostly over one weekend.


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