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More on the big pow-wow in New York: How do we shape the narrative on immigration moving into the 2016 Presidential elections?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 21, 2015

We told you about the planned December gathering of the NO Borders movement here the other day.  Please read it!

Besides a session on us—the backlash movement, they have a session on how to shape the media narrative for the 2016 Presidential Election season entitled: ‘Words Matter: Speaking Out Through Media’.


One of the leaders of the pow-wow, and working to shape the media, is Suzette Brooks Masters of the JM Kaplan Fund. The fund provided the money to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to write a report suggesting that RRW be investigated by the Southern Poverty Law Center (an example of the sort of media these people seek).

Here is how they describe what the attendees will learn (you might want to subtitle it—-how to train the media to carry OUR No borders message/make opponents look like racists):

This panel convenes key reporters and media makers who are covering immigration on the national and local level – from mainstream media to ethnic media to blogging and social media. This panel aims to give conference attendees a sense of how to pitch stories and get their message across to a variety of media covering immigration. What makes campaigns relevant to reporters? How should we pitch them? How do you build relationships? When do you rely on established media and when do you create your own? How do we shape the narrative on immigration moving into the 2016 Presidential elections?

In addition, looking beyond English language media, this panel considered the landscape of ethnic media, and how to identify emerging audiences and media markets that the immigrant rights movement should be looking at, reaching out to and engaging immigrant communities.

This session will also speak towards the creative ways in which media organizations have partnered with advocacy groups in order to tell immigrant stories through reporting, entertainment, and more.


Our earlier post this morning on Think Progress is an example of how their media machine is going to work—they are worried!

Be sure to see Leo Hohmann’s latest at WND in which he mentions the pow-wow in ‘Pushback growing’, here.

Here is a list of the wealthy sponsors of the pow-wow intent on changing small town America:

Building Skills Partnership
CAPACES Leadership Institute
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center
Four Freedoms Fund
International Rescue Committee
JM Kaplan Fund
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
Make the Road New York
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Migration Policy Institute
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
National Council of La Raza
National Partnership for New Americans
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
New York Immigration Coalition
New York State Office of New Americans
Partnership for a New American Economy
Partnership for New York City
The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Unbound Philanthropy
Welcoming America
Western Union

Although we have written about many of these groups on many occasions, Unbound Philanthropy is a sleeper.  We wrote about them here in 2011 because they were involved in that propaganda film on Shelbyville, TN, but I recently heard a rumor that they might have been behind providing protesters at a Trump campaign event.  (LOL! shaping the media are they?).

6 Responses to “More on the big pow-wow in New York: How do we shape the narrative on immigration moving into the 2016 Presidential elections?”

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  2. suchery said

    Better check with the American citizens who are no for this you bunch of zeroes.😡


  3. jstro61283 said

    My 2 cents is that we’d better face the fact that the 2016 election is already irrelevant. The country will be completely flooded by then. Its almost there now in major cities. Now with Canada tanking its clear that the population replacement strategy is working well to overlay western style democracy. Its also clear that the GOP is complicit. So, we are left with one option, the one that nobody will seriously discuss until its in their lap.


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    Reblogged this on Brittius.


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