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Gina Cardenas

Writer interested in the intersections where creative expression and citizen media voices serve as a conduit for meaning-making.

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Latest posts by Gina Cardenas

9 March 2012

A Global Voices Guide to SXSW

This week in Austin, Texas geeks, musicians, film-makers, creative types and ordinary party-goers will be mingling over cutting-edge ideas and free drinks. South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference,...

1 February 2012

United States: The Art of the Occupy Movement

Actors, visual artists, writers and musicians pay homage to the #Occupy muse and are calling for an international day of creative action on February 12, 2012.

5 March 2011

USA: Protests in Support of Labor Rights (Videos)

Across the United States words of solidarity for workers rights and concerns about a union-busting wave are circulating through popular social media sites.

1 February 2011

Egypt: Protesting Women Celebrated Online

Women’s roles in the ongoing Egyptian anti-government uprising have captured the attention of bloggers and citizens spreading information on social networking sites.

17 November 2010

USA: Hunger Strike of Border Women at White House Ends

Eleven women from the organization La Mujer Obrera (Working Women) who advocate for community-led economic development along the United States-Mexico border, ended a ten-day hunger strike in front of the...

9 August 2010

USA: Oil Spill Generates Swell in Creative Expression

The BP oil spill has left in its path a disaster that has affected ecological stability and the economic future of the Gulf Coast region. Art is a refuge where...

30 April 2010

USA: Rallying Cries for Immigration Reform

In the United States, immigration reform activists have taken to the streets - and the internet - in order to create momentum for comprehensive changes in immigration law.

4 March 2010

USA: March 4 Day of Action to Defend Education

The March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education is underway at several United States universities. Students are protesting against tuition fee hikes and racism, and for free publicly-funded...

25 September 2009

USA: Clashes with Police at Pittsburgh G-20 Summit

Citizens published photos and videos of clashes between protesters and police during the G-20 meeting of world leaders in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week.

24 September 2009

Mexico: Protests Against Nomination of Arturo Chávez for Attorney General

Human rights activists in Mexico are opposing the recent nomination of Arturo Chávez as Mexican Attorney General. They say he did little to solve the murders of women, when he...

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