What's your big idea? We want to know and we want you to bring people together at the Boston Conference to promote the network learning that makes us stronger and more innovative.
If you want to organize a "Birds of a Feather" gathering in Boston, let me know so we get the ball rolling for August! Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to put some time on hold.
The current schedule for Saturday, August 20th is:
Stories of Change- Antoine Haywood
Whether it’s building skills for jobs or learning how to make media to overcome a disability, many people get involved in community media to experience some form of transformation. This birds of a feather session is a designated time for community media practitioners to exchange and record short stories about personal and social transformations they have witnessed through community-based media making. The primary goal of this activity is to begin building a current archive of narratives that exemplify the social impact qualities of our work.
Communication Breakdown: How should the ACM talk about itself and how should it being talking about YOU?- Michelle Alimoradi, ACM Board of Directors & Communications Committee
The ACM Communications Committee is looking to focus and grow its efforts. Join us to discuss current and future goals and find out how you can get involved to help. We will break down the details of the Community Media Database project and plans on how to further develop and use it. We will also talk about reinvigorating the ACM knowledge share infrastructure (Listserv, Community Media Review, etc.). We also want to hear from you, the members, on how you think the ACM should be presenting itself as well as how it should be representing its individual members.
State Legislation and Massachusetts
What can be done to organize at the state level for success in the legislative arena? Talk with Massachusetts PEG activists about their recent work and let's strategize about ways to build community media in your state.