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Media Justice Event, 11/29: An evening of independent music, film and performance with MAGNET - the Media Action Grassroots Network

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November 28th, 2007

This weekend, members and allies of MAGNET, the Media Action Grassroots Network, will be gathering in New York City to offer skills-building media activist trainings, an indy-media filled party, and a series of strategic discussions among media justice leaders.

Tomorrow — Thursday, Nov. 29 — you are invited to MAGNET’s “Jumpoff” party, described below by Youth Media Council director, and WIMN’s Voices blogger, Malkia Aamala Cyril. I’ll be there, representing Women In Media & News, as will some truly amazing media activists from across the country, including WIMN’s friends and allies from Texas Media Empowerment Project, Reclaim the Media, Media Tank, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (all groups whose work might be familiar to regular readers of WIMN’s Voices, as we’ve written often about Women In Media & News’s collaborations with these groups on workshops, trainings, conference sessions and campaigns over the years).

If you’re in the NY area, this is your chance to connect with media activists from San Antonio, Seattle, Philly, Oakland and, of course, NYC. I hope to see you Thursday night!

For more information about time and location, see this flyer, or read an invite from Malkia, below.

Friends & Allies!

If you didn’t already know, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) invites you and your friends to attend a free evening of short films and incredible spoken word following our first regional skills and strategy session for NY grassroots organizers who care about media justice! The workshop sessions are already at capacity, but come check out these great films, breathe in some beautiful hip-hop poetics, and support the growing grassroots movement for media change in the New York region! The event will take place at Manhattan neighborhood Network in NYC this Thursday, tomorrow! Even if you can’t join us, could you repost to your lists on Wednesday? Please send this flyer far and wide so we can take the great big dialogue about media justice to the next level. Remember, we need more than a justice framework, we need concrete media change- let’s make it happen!

–Malkia Amala Cyril
Youth Media Council Director

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