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The Move For Justice News collective formed in the summer of 2020 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. A diverse group of experienced photographers, livestreamers, and documenters came together as a team to record the extraordinary local movement for Black Lives. As organized demonstrations, rallies and marches happened all over, sometimes daily, our all-volunteer photographers and livestreamers were always on hand with uncut livestream footage and powerful photos. It has been our honor to record this history-making movement, even while corporate media often ignores it.
The photojournalists and livestream documenters in Move for Justice News have a combined 80+ years of social justice movement experience. Although the Twin Cities-based movement for Black Lives grew in both size and momentum after the murder of George Floyd, Move for Justice News members were independently on hand documenting the growth of this movement since Jamar Clark was killed in 2015 and Philando Castile in 2016.
We are excited to announce that our all-volunteer collective has formally incorporated as a nonprofit! It’s been a labor of love to bring Move For Justice News this far. Hundreds of volunteer hours have gone into photos, photo galleries, and footage documentation which we have shared on the Move for Justice News website. We have started to recruit contributors for written articles and have begun to produce our own original content. As we continue to grow, we hope to provide better and more detailed coverage of local, national, and world news that is critically important to our community!
Move For Justice News founders have supported our incorporation fees, website hosting, restreaming, and software with all of our own funds up until this point. For our next phase, we are accepting donations which will be vitally needed to sustain us as we grow. In the future, we will expand our coverage of social justice movements-- with special focus on the movement for Black Lives, immigrant rights, Native Lives, the environment, LGBTQ+ issues, disability rights, labor and union movements, and other pressing issues that corporate media tends to ignore. We have plans to begin a podcast, maintain a photo archive, and expand awareness through local gallery shows and art installations. We have a future vision for educating a new generation of diverse documenters to carry on community coverage and begin to remake the established corporate news narrative. In order to start these goals, we hope to find a small studio space to serve as our home base and gathering place.
We would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who has followed us on our journey, and encouraged us with your support and enthusiasm. Move For Justice News has come a long way in a short amount of time, and it is due to every share, like and comment from you.
We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our local Twin Cities social justice movement and community organizers for accepting us, granting our members access, and trusting us to document the movement as it continues forward.