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Grantee Partners Break Down The Us Capitol Attack

It’s been one week since the attacks on our nation’s Capitol. As the dust settled, our grantee partners released pieces tackling everything from hate symbols to messaging guidelines. See below for four examples of their incredible work:

Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready. – FRONTLINE | PBS

The day after the riot, FRONTLINE teamed up with ProPublica to report that the plan to storm the Capitol should not have come as a surprise to law enforcement.

A Civilian’s Guide to Insurrection Legalese – The Marshall Project

As the nationwide manhunt for those involved in the attack began, The Marshall Project broke down some of the U.S. criminal law terms being discussed. Example: A “seditious conspiracy” involves using, or planning to use, physical force against the U.S. government.

What We Saw at the Capitol Hill Insurrection – VICE

Symbols matter. Knowing this, Columbia Journalism Professor Nina Berman and Tow Center for Digital Journalism’s Ishaan Jhaveri dove into the imagery, flags and symbols found amidst the violent crowds last Wednesday.

Moving Forward: Three Ideas for Talking About the Moment – The Opportunity Agenda

To help the social justice community form a strong and unified message, The Opportunity Agenda shared three ways to talk about the events of Jan. 6:

1. Lay out a long term vision.
2. Emphasize moving forward.
3. Build messages that move your long-term narrative.