National Survey on Media and Youth Organizing

Attention youth organizers for justice! We need your help! DataCenter, in partnership with the Global Action Project, is conducting a national survey of youth organizers to better understand how media is being used to advance social justice work throughout the United States. What are the stories you’re trying to tell? What’s the change that you want to create? What are the things that are limiting your ability to tell your story, and what are the things that are helping?

This survey seeks your expertise on the media practices of movement organizations and youth organizers. Our goal is document how media in all its forms is being used for organizing, framing community stories, and conducting analysis. Your knowledge will help us identify trends, needs, and challenges to integrating media into advocacy and organizing efforts led by young people involved in immigrant justice, educational justice, racial justice, gender justice and other struggles. The project will capture best practices and examine how youth are integrating media in new ways. It will also identify barriers and gaps you’re facing in this work. There are a few important assumptions we’ve made that we want to share with you.

We assume:

  • The need for and value of youth and youth organizing.
  • The need for and value of media to social justice and movement building.
  • That structural inequalities, like structural racism, sexism, etc., impact our access to and use of media.
  • That this is a key historical moment to address the impact of media in movement building with youth.

Your insights will be shared with organizers, movement-building allies and funders who seek to understand how they can support media production and analysis as strategies to deepen youth engagement and strengthen movement work.

Who should take this survey? 

Youth organizers and social justice organizations that work with youth! By youth organizers we mean youth who are organizing and adults adult organizers working with youth. More than one person in your organization can complete the survey!

How long will this survey take and how long will it be going on? 

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes. Please complete the survey no later than May 30th, 2012. Note: Deadline has been extended to July 1st!

Are the results confidential? 

Yes! Your survey responses are completely confidential. Your contact information will not be connected to any of your responses (unless you want us to contact you in the future!). Only DataCenter will have access to the full data, and full results will be shared in summary form.

How can I find out more information or get involved? 

We thank you very much for your time! If you have any questions regarding the survey or would like to find out more and get involved, please contact Chris Schweidler at chris [at] datacenter [dot] org.

Note: Deadline has been extended to July 1st!

Click on the following links to take the survey.

GAP English Survey

GAP Spanish Survey