Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grassroots Media Conference, Sept 9-10

On September 9 and 10 WERU-FM Community Radio and Unity College will host Maine’s first Grassroots Media Conference at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. The conference is open to the public; however, participants are encouraged to make a donation to cover costs. You can find out more at http://mainegrassrootsmedia.org.

The event will develop a network of people who use media on the grassroots level, from journalists and artists to educators and organizers. The conference will offer workshop sessions, film screenings and performances. There will also be presentations by Rob Shetterly, artist of the portrait series Americans Who Tell the Truth; Jay Davis, president of the board for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; Shenna Bellows, director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union; Ben Fowlie, founder of the Camden International Film Festival; and members of the Beehive Design Collective, a Machias-based arts group focused on social justice.

For information on conference events, menus, places to stay, how to get involved and to pre-register go to www.mainegrassrootsmedia.org or contact Meaghan LaSala, WERU-FM Community Radio, 973-862-7105 meaghan@weru.org

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