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ICA Preconference - Media Justice: Race, borders, disability, data
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Media Justice: Race, borders, disability, data

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Thursday 25 May, 2017

Sherman Heights Community Centre

2258 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102

ABOUT: The Media Justice pre-conference to the International Communications Association 2017 conference will be held on May 25th, 2017, at the Sherman Heights Community Center in San Diego. It will bring together activists, advocates, and researchers to advance the shared theory and practice of media justice. For more info, please read our full Call for Papers:

REGISTRATION: There is no cost to participate but registration is essential. Please register online at: 

International Communications Association Preconference Sponsored by the Philosophy, Theory and Critique Division and Communication and Technology Divisions of the International Communication Association


9.00 am: Welcome coffee

9.15 am: Opening remarks

9.45 am: Panel 1 – Race and borders (Chair: Tanja Dreher)

11.00 am: short break

11.15 am: Panel 2 – Surveillance Countermeasures: Biopolitical Governance, Flawed Policing Reform and Resistance (Chair: Ricardo Dominguez)

12.15 pm: Lunch (provided)

1.15 pm: Panel 4 – Disability (Chair: Gerard)

2.45 pm: Coffee Break

3.15 pm: Panel 5 – Digital Political Activism Research (Chair: Tanja

4.45 pm: Discussion, wrap and next steps (Chair: Sasha Costanza-Chock)

The event will be live captioned

This will be a fragrance-free event. We aim to maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for all conference participants. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. while attending this event as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community. For more information visit: or