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Community Media and Social Change: ACM Tacoma, 9-12 July 2003
The Alliance for Community Media
and Reclaim the Media present:
Community Media & Social Change
Workshops • Networking • Film Festival
Created by and for the Media and Social Justice Community
July 9-12, 2003
Sheraton Hotel,Tacoma, WA
Community television has always been involved in social media work; that is, using media tools for public education & action. We are not alone. Activists, educators, grassroots non-profit organizations, and media makers continually find innovative ways to use media tools and other technology to tell their stories, bring their perspectives and experiences to build community and sustainable development. Social issue media practices can bring together community activists, non-profits and arts organizations to help us expand our strategies and make stronger links with other community initiatives and institutions. In this interactive workshop, we will describe the case for social media "embedded" throughout the AMC conference; hear about what is at stake to defend and expand democracy and freedom of expression; share and create regional, national and international strategies between community media and grassroots groups; and establish a network of people interested in working together to build resources that ensure a thriving future for community media.
Wednesday, July 9
Media for Social Change
1:00 - 2:45 PM
3:15 -- 5:00 PM
Moderator: Susan Gleason, Reclaim the Media and Seattle Community Access Network Board of Directors (confirmed)
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Friday, July 11
Community Media and Social Change
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: Sharon Maeda, Spectra Communications (confirmed)
NOON -- 2 PM
2:15 - 4:15 PM
Community organizations and grassroots activists have stories to tell, community needs to address, and little knowledge to access and reclaim our community media. What are some exciting ways community media is being used to build a movement for social change in local communities and across the country? How can community television stations and media centers increase their community relevance by building partnerships with communities of color, youth, low-income and other groups? A panel of organizers and community media leaders will tell all in this skills-building workshop.
Moderator, Elise Child, Seattle Community Access Network (confirmed)
4:30 – 5 PM
Thursday, July 10th
2:15 - 4:45 PM
Making New Media Work For You!
Innovative strategies using the internet and digital media for outreach, civic
engagement, and community storytelling. New models and approaches to help Access
centers fulfill their mission.
Moderator: Jesikah Maria Ross, Media for Social Change
Saturday July 12th|
2:15 - 4:15 pm
Show Me the Money! New Social Issue Media Funding Initiatives
This interactive workshop will highlight sources of funding that prioritize engaging diverse communities, increasing the role of social issue media and media justice.
Anthony Riddle, Media Justice Fund/Funding Exchange
Media tools can be effectively used to strengthen the fabric of community life, engage the public, and build bridges across neighborhoods, generations, cultural groups, and decision makers. Community media is a means to transform lives, communities, institutions, and society. To be effective, community media folks need an array of skills in building partnerships, outreach, cultural competence, resource development and advocacy. Join experienced community television, social justice, community development and media democracy leaders for an interactive series of hands-on workshops about lessons learned and how to shape the future of our work!