NYC Grassroots Media Conference

The Fourth Annual NYC Grassroots Media Conference

Posted on February 23, 2007. Filed under: links I like (today), NYC Grassroots Media Conference |

This sounds awesome! 


The Fourth Annual NYC Grassroots Media Conference THIS Saturday

* 40+ workshops and film screenings on Hip Hop Activism, Making your own Media, Social Justice and Taking Back the Media.

NYC Grassroots Media Conference
“Media and Movements Beyond Borders”
Saturday February 24th, 2007
New School University
65 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street)

Read descriptions of all of the workshops at the conference:

Only 1 day left to register at discounted rate!:

The conference is proud to host a strong series of workshops on how to use Hip Hop as a tool to strengthen our communities, and acheive social justice.

Hip Hop Odyssey International Film Festival screenings throughout the day including films:
Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop
Culture, 4 Real Kenya, Hali Halisi, United Nations

via mailing list


After checking out the website, the workshops I am most psyched about them providing to the public for low/no cost are:

*Combating the Stereotypes and Misperceptions of Black Women in the Media

*Podcasting 101: Creating Your Own Podcast

*Our World Our Mic: Creating Youth Radio Documentaries

*NODE 101 – learning how to make a videoblog


I saw Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture last summer at a screening given by Rooftop Films series. There was a discussion afterwards, which was an interesting experience since it was held in Prospect Park, combining my love of both large group discussions, being in the park at night, and outdoor films.

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