As world attention turns to the G8 / G20 summits in Ontario activists will converge on the streets in Toronto, joining people on the streets will be independent journalists with microphones, blogs, videos and note pads documenting the grassroots opposition to the elite summits locked behind police protected fences and a security bill estimated at around $1 billion. Independent journalists have long played a vital role in creating critical alternative perspectives on not only street protest but also on the ideas and inspirations that fuel grassroots movements for social justice globally.
Building Social Movements Through Alternative Media
A roundtable discussion and conference.
Michelle Langlois- In Cahoots editor, rabble.ca
Michael Goodman - Founding director, SmartChange.ca
Paul Manly - Project manager, Smart Docs
Steve Anderson - OpenMedia.ca
Amy Miller & Dru Oja Jay - Media Co-op and The Dominion
Lunch and conference by donation, no one will be turned away.
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The Dominion Media Co-op is excited to launch the next Dominion special issue on the G8/G20 across the country in less than two weeks!
If you would like to help distribute copies in your community or host a launch event please get in touch with Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org
To help distribute in the Greater Toronto Area please contact:email@example.com
The Toronto Media Co-op is pleased to invite you to the special issue launch party!
Making Media Public: Global Crises and Local Opportunities, a conference on the state and future of media in Canada
We are pleased to announce Making Media Public: Global Crises and Local Opportunities, a conference on the state and future of media in Canada.
May 6, 7p.m.: Opening panel: The Trouble with Media, Ryerson University, Room ENG-LG11 (245 Church Street)
May 7-8, 2010 Workshops, York University, Toronto (See http://makingmediapublic.wordpress.com/ for full workshop schedule.)
Download the poster here.