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End of Moratorium Spokesperson Training - Shared screen with speaker view
Tara Tabassi
55:00
Hi everyone! I’m Tara, they/them, I live in Lenapehoking, New York City!
CAM They/Them RTTC
55:07
[prompt] Name, Pronouns, and city/org you are repping
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
55:10
Hey y; all, Jeremiah - he/him, calling in from Rosedale, MS
Sarah Watkins
55:22
hey hey Sarah W - she, hers - HFASTL
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
55:30
Repping Memphis Tenants Union and 662 Tenants Union
cathy garcia
55:35
Cathy, she/hers - ella/suya - Santa Fey estoy aqui con
Tomás Rivera
55:49
Tomás Rivera, They/Them, Chainbreaker Collective, Santa Fe, NM
CAM They/Them RTTC
55:49
Hey Jeremiah. Hey Sarah. Hey Cathy!!!!
cathy garcia
55:57
Daniel, he/his - el/su - Santa Fe
Russell (they/he) | JPNSI
56:00
hi y'all! Russell (they/he) from Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative in New Orleans, LA
CAM They/Them RTTC
56:11
Hey Tomás. Hey Daniel. Hey Russell.
CAM They/Them RTTC
57:15
Hey new folks. We are just getting started. Can you share your name, pronouns, and what city/org you are repping?
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
57:26
It can also feel hard to narrow things down. Like it feels like you need to cover so much
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
57:34
But then feels like you’re going to ramble
Russell (they/he) | JPNSI
57:38
Definitely the same, and stress to be over prepared for surprise questions
Homefries Matthews
57:57
Homefries here, City Life/Vida Urbana in Boston, MA (just my name please). Good to see you all!
CAM They/Them RTTC
58:12
Hey Homefries!
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
58:29
Exactly
rose arrieta she/her
01:02:36
Hola gente nueva. Apenas estamos empezando. ¿Puedes compartir tu nombre, pronombres y qué ciudad/organización estás repestando?
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:03:47
Hello! We are asking folks who join to share their name, pronoun, and city/org you are repping.
Araceli Catalan She her
01:05:11
Araceli Catalan She her Causa Justa : Just Cause San Francisco
Tara Tabassi
01:05:27
Talking Points Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1awCJ52Sh9O8UvcQMRAp7B1bdqAug_9NKsNGxX_PtshM/edit?ts=60d4f5bd#
Kamau / They
01:11:48
I was doing an interview once & a journalist asked me “but what about blue lives?” 😑
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:11:52
Yeah same about the ghosting
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:12:16
Or ghosted and then suddenly there’s an article out with your quote and you find it somewhere 👀
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:12:31
Shame
Matt, he/him
01:12:42
😳
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:12:44
Yes agree with Juliss
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:12:47
*Julissa
Homefries Matthews
01:13:11
One time I talked to The Nation thinking I wasn’t on record but I was. I talked about something very unstrategic for the campaign we were in, so I had to call the writer and editor a million times to get it edited after it was published.
Tomás Rivera
01:13:52
I was once helping interpret for a member, but they quoted me instead and only printed my very short story instead of the members.
Matt, he/him
01:13:53
Eeesh same that happened to me when I asked to not be quoted
Kamau / They
01:14:18
Sooooo many misquotes by journalists smh
Matt, he/him
01:14:21
Same thing as homefries
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:14:25
Yeah, Julissa, when we were talking to press about the eviction moratorium being cancelled, I was asked “don’t you think the eviction settlement program is positive”? And I hadn’t thought through how to strategically address the shortcomings of the rent relief / eviction settlement program
Tara Tabassi
01:14:29
+++++ to the “this is off the record” but it never is
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:14:35
^^
Araceli Catalan She her
01:18:55
Es molesto que todo lo que dijiste al periodista ,lo editaron y solo lo resuman en 30 segundos
rose arrieta she/her
01:20:02
From Araceli: It's annoying that everything you said to the journalist was edited and only summarized in 30 seconds.
Matt, he/him
01:20:06
^^^ lo peor
Matt, he/him
01:20:43
^^^the worst
Tara Tabassi
01:21:40
That bridge sentence about hypotheticals is super helpful!!
Russell (they/he) | JPNSI
01:22:01
Yeah, I love that one
Ronel Remy
01:22:02
How do we deal with aggressive reporters ?
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:23:13
Yes!
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:23:34
And to follow up on that, when you feel like they’re leading you somewhere but you can’t tell where they are leading yet
cathy garcia
01:25:53
Daniel dice: uno es dueño de lo que uno dice - Daniel says: remember that you own the words that come out of your mouth :D
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:26:15
^^
Tomás Rivera
01:26:39
Yes! We're not there to answer their questions as much as we're there to get our message out.
Tara Tabassi
01:26:46
++ Daniel!!
Matt, he/him
01:26:50
So great Daniel^
Russell (they/he) | JPNSI
01:26:54
That's a great way to frame it
Kamau / They
01:27:03
Yes Daniel!
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:27:45
Thanks for articulating that distinction Homefries.
Homefries Matthews
01:30:19
^ I like how you said that Tomás.
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:30:55
Hey Porgie!
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:31:52
Has anyone ever reached out to a reporter when the quotes they used were truly your words but misconstrued"?
cathy garcia
01:31:54
Tambien es muy importante que el reportero brinde confianza en la persona que estan intrevistando - lo sentimos cuando hablamos con ellos - // It is also very important that the reporter has confidence in the person they are interviewing - we feel it when we talk to them.
cathy garcia
01:31:59
^^dice Daniel :)
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:32:09
**like for a correction
Tara Tabassi
01:32:51
I have! It took email and calls but finally they did change it after some time (it felt like too long tho that it was incorrect and online!!)
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:32:59
❤️ 👏
Tara Tabassi
01:33:02
^^ Re: Jeremiah
Kamau / They
01:33:32
Yes I’ve contacted a journalist (emails & calls like Tara said) to correct some info. It also took a while but I had 2 other people helping me with following up
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:33:51
^^
cathy garcia
01:35:01
si la intrevista no es correacta a lo q tu dijiste, si hay intervencion del juico, porque ese compartamiento no es correcto
cathy garcia
01:35:45
if the interview is not in line with what you said, there is judicial recourse, because that behavior is not right
cathy garcia
01:35:49
(dice Daniel)
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:38:35
Any thoughts folks are leaving this training with?
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:39:49
Future training happening July 19th 🎉🎉🎉
Jeremiah Smith (MTU, he/him)
01:39:51
Just wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am for this space! It’s such a skill to talk to reporters, and for organizers and member-leaders we are supporting to talk with press, it’s helpful to be able to offer a framework for thinking through this
Tara Tabassi
01:40:11
Next training on Training for Organizers on Earned Media: Monday, July 19th 7-9PM ET!
Russell (they/he) | JPNSI
01:40:21
^^ Same! Thank y'all so much. This was very helpful
CAM They/Them RTTC
01:40:38
Thanks for joining us!!!
Tara Tabassi
01:41:00
Thank you CAM & Matt for this training!! <3
rose arrieta she/her
01:41:02
Thanks for the training! Gracias por entreniemento
Sarah Watkins
01:41:22
this was a great training! I def feel more confident and can't wait to share with my org
Homefries CLVU
01:41:25
Thanks CAM, Matt, Kamau and all!
Araceli Catalan She her
01:41:25
Gracias por poder ayudarnos a aprender