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Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 8:29:02 AM
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #Film, #LiveStream - Open Forum at 6pm - Media Justice

Hi Team, 

Below is the request by Maria of the Education and Empowerment Working Group, responsible for the Open Forum each day. They wish for coverage at today's event. The ssubject is one that our group members may wish to participate in regardless of whether your shooting or not.

Best, Todd

this Open Forum is planned for just after the indigenous peoples event today- it would be great to get it on the live stream and on video- if possible.
Maria Byck
347 276 7745

Monday October 10, 2011

6pm Open Forum: Media Justice: Betty Yu and Steven Renderos

At Occupy Wall Street

At Zuchotti Park (Broadway at Liberty) Under Red Structure

Despite the corporate media's early blackout of the Occupy Wall Street movement, grassroots activists and organizers effectively used independent media, social media, and web 2.0 and 3.0 platforms to galvanize thousands to Zuccotti Park.  Betty Yu of the Center for Media Justice and Steven Renderos of Main Street Project will talk about the growing Media Justice movement that is working to transform media and cultural content, conditions, and policies in the service of social justice and human rights, from the ground up. The Media Justice movement acknowledges the powerful role U.S. media play in shaping systemic poverty, democratic exclusion, and other conditions worldwide. The movement seeks to hold that power accountable, increase equity, encourage democratic engagement, and inspire sovereignty and self-determination.


We will discuss current campaigns including the Mobile Justice campaign, to protect net neutrality on mobile devices and stop the AT&T/ T-Mobile merger; our Prison Phone Justice campaign which is organizing to end the astronomical fees that families and friends have to pay to stay connected to their incarcerated loved ones; and Black Voices for Internet Freedom,  a coalition of organizations standing together for media justice.


The Open Forum is a discussion series on the issues of the occupation. Everyday at 6pm.


Betty Yu is the National Organizer at the Center for Media Justice (CMJ).  At CMJ, she coordinates the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), our national media justice network of over 100 grassroots community organizations, manages nine regional chapters and curates the media justice learning community. She has over 15 years of community organizing, media activist, and filmmaking experience.


Steven Renderos leads Main Street Project's media justice and community building efforts, including the Minnesota Digital Justice Coalition and our collaborative work with the nationwide Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net). He brings more than seven years of community organizing and training experience, and has more than ten years of filmmaking and media production experience.

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