Getting ready for the Woodburn barnraising

Reclaim the Media is getting excited for the barnraising next weekend in Woodburn. Oregon. Our pals at the Prometheus Radio Project return to the northwest to help the union and social services organization Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) launch their new LPFM radio station!

We're looking forward to seeing a whole bunch of old friends and meeting a bunch of new ones. I don't know how many folks have registered to participate, but this is Prometheus' 10th radio barnraising, and the weekend-long events (in which volunteers attend workshops, mess around, and learn how to build a radio station by actually doing it together) have a reputation for being madly fun. I expect it will be big.

At the barnraising I'll be copresenting a couple of workshops: a session on Internet radio (with Amy Dalton/Portland Indymedia, Gaba/Indymedia, Rupert/Indymedia, Sophia/Indymedia) and a panel on the media justice/media reform movement (with Martha Wallner/Media and Democracy Coalition, Alex Nogales/National Hispanic Media Coalition, Andrea Cano/UCC Justice & Peace Action Network, Bruce Fife/American Federation of Musicians, and Amanda Ballantine/Free Press).

I'm also excited to meet more folks from PCUN, a truly inspiring social justice organization. Read more about them here.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey