I was really inspired by Manuel Castell’s Occupy Wall Street reading. In particular, I was interested in the section on page 160, where he talks about the interactive nature of the movement. “Beginning from one simple demand – a presidential commission to separate money from politics – we start setting the agenda for a new America. Post a comment and help each other zero in on what our demand will be,” (Castells, p. 160).
Although this part of the movement was very vague and likely the biggest shortcoming for long-term societal change, I think the idea of starting conversations through a simple post is a smart idea in our social media-driven generation and society. That same concept is what Josue, Lucas and I were trying to accomplish with our Not One More: reflective media project. By posting the interviews to YouTube, we were hoping viewers would comment on the sentiments our interviewees shared, and that could start a dialogue towards changing our racist structure of society in America, as well as the injustices caused by our police forces.