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“Silence will never be an option. That’s why I like Mobile Voices, because I can speak to the world.”
Marcos Rodriguez, VozMob Blogger in VozMob
In 2008, the VozMob (Vóces Mobiles/Mobile Voices) project trained a number of immigrant and low-wage workers in Los Angeles, California to use blogging platforms as a form of self-expression and political action. Each blogger was supplied with a phone and trained to record audio, video, and images. Over the next several years, more than 30 bloggers authored posts on the VozMob platform. Both Spanish and English are used extensively. The project was designed to give voice to the enormous demographic of immigrant and low-paid workers.
The site features the bloggers and a stream of their posts.The project is informed both by the openness and mobility of new media, but also by the politics of direct action, popular education, and community organizing.