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Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a filmmaker, singer, and grassroots media organizer. As a second generation Tamil Untouchable Dalit woman, she strives to connect grassroots organizers with media resources that can widen their base of resistance. She is the Executive Director of Third World Majority, a women of color Media/Tech Justice training and organizing institution based in Oakland. She is also a co-founder of the Media Justice Network...

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Women, Media, AND... Media Justice Now

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Thenmozhi Soundararajan's Biography

Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a filmmaker, singer, and grassroots media organizer. As a second generation Tamil Untouchable Dalit woman, she strives to connect grassroots organizers with media resources that can widen their base of resistance. She is the Executive Director of Third World Majority, a women of color Media/Tech Justice training and organizing institution based in Oakland. She is also a co-founder of the Media Justice Network and Third World Majority is one of the network's national anchor organizations. In that context she has worked with over 300 community organizations across the United States.

Thenmozhi was featured in 2003 in both Utne Magazine as one of 30 visionaries under 30 and in Source Magazine as one of the top ten political forces in hip hop. Further, she was in residence at the MIT Center for Reflective Community Practice writing about her experiences with community based digital storytelling from 2001-2003. She was also a 2001-2002 Eureka foundation fellow. Finally she has been awarded the Jewel Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity from the Alliance for Community Media for TWM's work in Media Justice. She is currently working on her first Speculative Fiction Novel: The Distance Between You and Me Is the Empire.


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