The Platform Economy and the Future of the City

A Philadelphia convening focused on the impacts of the emergent Platform Economy. Workers and leaders will gather and share ideas about how to make the most of the gig economy while ensuring good jobs. New digital technologies are remaking the way we live, changing the way passengers and goods move, and services are provided. They […]

MIC Center Launch

Our society faces a critical juncture. On one hand, we are in a moment of rapid technological advancement that creates greater communication, information sharing, and numerous democratic possibilities. On the other hand, we see a collapsing commercial model for journalism, monopolistic platforms that spread misinformation with little accountability, more economic insecurity, and a debased political […]


We invite you to attend an at-large candidate forum organized collaboratively by the MIC Center, the Broke In Philly journalist network, and the Media Mobilizing Project. The topic of the forum is economic inequality with sub-themes including housing, education, and criminal justice. The forum will be moderated in tandem by a journalist and community advocate, […]

Media in Resistance: 20 Years After Seattle

Twenty years ago, thousands of young activists filled the streets of downtown Seattle in a massive protest against the World Trade Organization. They stunned business and government elites around the world with their creative tactics and their use of independent media networks to spread their own global justice message to the public, thus circumventing traditional […]

Our Lives Before Your Profits: Amazon Workers Organizing on the Front Lines

Working through the Crisis: A New Townhall Series Working through the Crisis is a series of public discussions hosted by the Media, Inequality & Change Center examining how the COVID-19 Pandemic has amplified and intensified both problems and resistance at the intersection of labor, digital platforms, exploitation and social control, and public health. The series is designed […]

Organizing the Essential Work of Care: The Pandemic Through the Eyes of Healthcare Workers

This exciting Zoom event will feature healthcare workers and organizers from the across the country, including National Nurses United (NNU), The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), The Professional Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (PASNAP), AFT- LOCAL 5121 and Committee of Residents and Interns (CIR). Healthcare workers continue to risk their lives on the […]

Black Media-Makers and the Fierce Urgency of Now

The Black Lives Matter movement, the stark inequalities of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing racial resentment of the Trump Era made 2020 a uniquely challenging and uniquely fruitful year for Black media-makers. As Americans seek out more stories about race, and we are reminded over again of the myopic whiteness that has historically excluded […]

Abolition Democracy and Media: A Scholar-Activist Roundtable

View Event Recording Here A new era of abolitionism has arrived in the United States. We see the idea of abolition reverberate across the Black Lives Matter and other BIPOC-led racial justice movements, as well as ongoing campaigns against police brutality, criminalization, mass incarceration, migrant detention and deportation, and support for political prisoners. How are […]

MIC Center Book Talk: Andrea Wenzel, Temple University

Virtual Event

Community-Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust REGISTER HERE About the Talk As many grapple with how to build or repair relationships between news media and the public, this discussion will explore how to build trust in journalism at the local level. In her new book, Community-Centered Journalism, Andrea Wenzel puts forward a model […]

A History of Telecommunications and US Empire, Dan Schiller (Ph.D. ’78)

Virtual Event

REGISTER HERE About the Talk Telecommunications systems have been long a part of imperial repertoires, whereby the economies and societies of dominated areas have been subordinated — to be sure with opposition and resistance — by powerful capitalist countries. In this presentation, Dan Schiller sketches this complex process in the history of the United States. […]