Betty Yu

Membership Organizer at the Center for Media Justice

Betty Yu is the membership organizer at the Center for Media Justice. She coordinates CMJ's signature project, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), where she manages a national media justice network of over 140 grassroots community organizations and coordinates a dozen regional chapters. Betty has over 15 years of community organizing, activism and media-making experience.

Before joining CMJ, Betty was the director of community outreach and media services at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the largest public access TV organization in the U.S. Betty also served on the board of the Alliance for Community Media, the national umbrella organization representing more than 3,000 public, educational and governmental access organizations and community media centers throughout the country.

Betty has also worked as a labor organizer for the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association, an immigrant-rights workers center in New York City’s Chinatown. She is also the co-founder of National Mobilization Against Sweatshops, a 15-year-old multiracial workers center. Betty previously sat on the community funding board of the North Star Fund, a progressive community-based foundation, and on the board of Working Films, an independent media organization focused on films that inspire community engagement.

Betty currently serves on the boards of Deep Dish TV and Third World Newsreel, two media organizations that nationally distribute radical videos and films. She has been recognized for her social justice organizing and was a semi-finalist for the National Brick “Do Something” Award for community leadership. She also received the Union Square Award for co-founding National Mobilization Against Sweatshops. Betty has appeared on several news outlets, and has been featured in such publications as the Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, City Limits, the Financial Times and the New York Daily News.

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