Community/alternative media is the most pro-active tool local groups and grassroots organizations can utilize to get the word out about issues or events that impact everyday citizens. It’s accessible, user friendly, and eager to profile local champions. For the most part, community/alternative media is uncensored and not beholden to any political, corporate or government power. In a nutshell, this type of media is a vital catalyst to active and vibrant community participation.
On May 9th, there will be a great deal of intelligent dialogue about these issues including how this dialogue can motivate each of us to make Smart Change in our communities. It’s worth an early morning coffee run.
Steve Anderson, National Coordinator of Openmedia.ca-Internet Throttling, Prying the Cable Television Funds Loose, CRTC Policy and what it all means to Independent Media
Kim Elliott, Publisher of Rabble.ca-Building Media for Movements
Michael Goodman, Founding Director of Smartchange.ca-Building Social
Movements in Canada, Step by Step
Paul Manly, Project Manger of SmartDocs-Using moving images to create community and activism
Amy Miller & Dru Oja Jay, Media Co-op and The Dominion-Alternative Funding Models for Sustainable Media
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 10:30 - 16:30
Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas Street WestToronto
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