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Join us! May 7-9, 2014 at the Highlander Center, New Market Tennessee
You are invited to a Southeast Media Justice Summit where we will be bringing together Southern and Appalachian-based organizations working on the intersection of media rights, representation, access and social justice issues at the Highlander Center from May 7th-9th. At this gathering we will strengthen our existing cultural organizing, media justice, social change strategies and identify opportunities facing our southeast region and movements. Participants will also hear about the media justice and policy fights facing us today and have an opportunity to landscape the region’s issues.
The Summit include media skills-building, development of media organizing strategies for the South and Appalachia, and increasing our media policy literacy. We are building a strong organized network of local and regional groups who are ready to take action and push forward on issues like digital inclusion, fair media representation, digital surveillance and privacy, Internet Freedom, mobile justice, broadband adoption and access and other media equity issues.
This will be a gathering of 25 people from organizations across the 13 Southeastern and Appalachian states -Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. We are looking for people who want to connect their efforts with others in this region. The event will kick off with a dinner evening event on May 7th at 6:00 pm and end on 3:00pm on Friday, May 9th.
This event is sponsored by MAG-Net southern anchors Highlander Center and Art is Change, with support from Appalshop and the Center for Media Justice. Registration is $50-$100 per person with some scholarships available.
Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help to create spaces – at Highlander and in local communities – where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible.
For more go to https://highlandercenter.org/
About Art is Change:
Art is Change is a network of artists, creative thinkers and organizations leveraging art and creative practice for cultural transformation based in love and community. Art Is Change is committed to cultural wellness and is thus committed to supporting the work of those who; share progressive values; share a belief in the transformative power of art and creative practice; and work to transform culture in the areas of economy, ecology, community and creativity.
For more go to: https://www.facebook.com/artischange
Appalshop is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books.
For more go to: http://appalshop.org/
About Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net):
The Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) is a movement-building network of constituency based social justice, media and arts organizations collaborating nationally for cultural rights, media access, and popular representation in the 21st century. Our 175+ member organizations employ a cross-sector, multi-issue, and action-oriented approach to media change that extends racial justice, economic equity, and human rights throughout the United States.
For more go to: http://www.mag-net.org
For more information or if you have questions contact: Susan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org/865-360-7042 Elandria Williams at email@example.com/865-973-1896, or Betty Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org/510-698-3800 ext. 404