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Welcome

***Course is now available ON DEMAND***

Digital Resistance 101 is a 5-day intensive online course for communities at the center of a social justice struggle who experience ongoing trauma, low economic resources, media blackout, technological divides, and linguistic barriers.  Join tech- and non-tech folks in exploring a framework built to assert digital power on a budget for community-led movements. 

The purpose of this course is to help BOOST online visibility, RAISE awareness, GROW action-oriented networks, and OBTAIN results.

Course packet with texts are included. 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the texts this course will use is Rascuacha Tech: A Digital Resistance Road Map for Justice and Autonomy, which tells the Xica Media story and the stories behind Xica Nation, Xicana Chronicles, End Family Detention, La Nueva Raza, and more.

This book is included as part of the DR 101 course.

 

About the course

Course Packet

This course packet includes the following:
  • Five classes delivered via email with video links and printable resources
  • Free copy of Rascuacha Tech (ebook / PDF)
  • Free workbook for daily project development and brainstorming
  • Daily assignments with personalized instructor feedback
  • Certificate of completion

Description

The purpose of this course is to serve as a tool to help the community assert digital power by sharing resource-friendly techniques to construct digital resistance movements that document, digitize, and disseminate information to:
  • Boost online visibility
  • Raise awareness
  • Grow action-oriented networks
  • Obtain justice
 

Course

This course is for communities fighting for social justice who experience ongoing trauma, low economic resources, media blackout, technological divides, and linguistic barriers.

Instruction will be delivered each morning for five days via email along with videos, readings, and assignments.

INSTRUCTOR: Iris Rodriguez, Digtial strategist and multimedia producer, founder of the Xica Media network, and author of Rascuacha Tech

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Curriculum

Day 1

OCCUPYING VIRTUAL SPACE

Establishing an online presence

Mechanics of a virtual identity

Day 2

DEFINITIONS

Defining your goals, issues, and audience

Defining the enemies and borderlands

Day 3

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Planning outreach and scheduling virality

Decolonization and the digital world

Day 4

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategies for success, efficiency, and growth

Social responsibility/implications

Day 5

WAYS OF A DIGITAL WARRIOR

Self-preservation as resistance

Top 10 rascuacha tech-niques

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About the instructor

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Iris Rodriguez is a digital strategist, multimedia producer, best-selling authormusical artist, and poet from San Antonio, Texas.  Since 2002 her digital resistance works have addressed issues such as environmental racism/justice, family detention, decolonization, cultural arts, guerrilla media, womynism and public archives.  She is the founder and web jefa of Xica Media, a home-based Xicana-powered network of six independent multimedia channels reaching over 120 countries in three languages. 

She is a graduate of the (former) Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is also a graduate of the Racial Justice Communications course by the Praxis Project  (National Labor College, Washington, D.C.) as well as the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (George Washington University, Washington, D.C.)  In 2009 she was awarded the Cesar E. Chavez "Si Se Puede" Award by People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER.)  In 2015 one of her collaborations, Visions From The Inside, went on display at the United Nations in Geneva for one week.

She currently blogs at Xicana Chronicles, End Family Detention and Xica Nation.  Join her on:  Facebook  |  Twitter  Channels: Xicana Chronicles | End Family DetentionXica Nation | Tezcatlipoca Records | MTX Files  |  Sound Cloud  |  Chinati Ixtlan

About the book

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#5 BEST SELLER ON AMAZON!

Rascuacha Tech offers a guide to digital resistance for communities at the center of a social justice struggle who experience ongoing trauma, low economic resources, media blackout, technological divides, and language barriers.

Rascuacha Tech shares resource-friendly techniques to construct digital resistance movements that document, digitize, and disseminate information to boost online visibility, raise awareness, grow action-oriented networks, and obtain results.

This book explores the intersections of technology, social justice, decolonization, and spirituality.

For more information, visit: http://xicanachronicles.com/announcing-the-release-of-rascuacha-tech-by-iris-rodriguez/

A note from the instructor

MI QUERIDO PUEBLO: I would like to announce the release of my new online course, Digital Resistance 101: A digital resistance road map for community-led social justice movements

What I offer is not an end-all solution or social-justice-in-a-box. In this course are lessons learned from my digital warpath that can help community-led social justice movements navigate around socio-economic barriers which have been erected to disempower and oppress.

My methods are not the only way to demand justice or digitally resist. The intention is to level the playing field by outlining basic standards of technological knowledge for supporting movements led by communities of color. These methods were developed with the understanding that the power and the platform belong to the community.

In the spirit of resistance and love, I offer these flowers of my experience to the world. These are the virtual arrows of the digital warrior. They must be used carefully to defend, create, liberate, and heal.

--Iris Rodriguez

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