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Betty Yu

Betty Yu is the Director of Community Outreach & Media at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Manhattan's Community Access TV organization in NYC. She has been one of the lead organizers in NY's Save Public Access TV campaign, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), the national umbrella organization of over 3000 Community Access TV centers and on the Board of the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (CSWA)...

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Women, Media, AND... Media Justice


Betty Yu's Biography

Betty Yu is a longtime community based media maker, educator and organizer. Ms. Yu currently is the Director of Community Outreach & Media at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Manhattan's Community Access TV organization in New York City. At MNN, she provides media making tools and resources to community based organizations through video production training & a Community Media Grants program. Most recently, she has been one of the lead organizers in the Save Public Access TV campaign in New York, organizing individuals & organizations to any legislation that can threaten Community Access TV, a valuable media resource to the social change movement. Betty is on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), the national umbrella organization of over 3000 Community Access TV centers. She was recently selected for the 2007 National Rockwood Fellowship in Media, Communications and Information Policy. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (CSWA), a 27 year old workers' center organizing Chinese immigrant workers to fight sweatshop conditions in New York City's Chinatown. For over 10 years, Betty has been actively working with CSWA to use media as an organizing tool to advance the human rights of working people to challenge the rising tide of exploitation in Chinatown and beyond.


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