Added by on November 25, 2011

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Panel Discussion: Occupy the Media: Independent Media Interventions in the Occupy Movement and Beyond

How is the Occupy Movement representing itself? How is corporate media portraying the Occupy Movement? What ways can Independent media support and build with the Occupy Movement?

Panelists will address the topic for 10 minutes each and we will open the discussion to include the audience.

FacilitatorKlee Benally – Indigenous Action Media


Zoe Hammer is a scholar/activist and member of the faculty of Cultural & Regional Studies at Prescott College.  Her areas of teaching, research and activism include: prison abolition, border demilitarization, social justice journalism and media strategy development, labor justice, environmental politics, community organizing, and the politics of allyship.


Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is the Graduate Chair of Humanities at Prescott College. He serves as Executive Director of the Peace & Justice Studies Association and as Contributing Editor for New Clear Vision. Among his recent books are Lost in Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness (LFB Scholarly, 2008), and the co-edited volume Building Cultures of Peace: Transdisciplinary Voices of Hope and Action (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).



Indy Media & Social Justice Movement Building

Saturday, 11:00AM – 12:00PM – Community Space

Presented by Zoe Hammer


This workshop will focus on the contradictions between U.S. legal and political philosophy around press “freedom” and “objectivity” and media ownership consolidation. Workshop attendees will brainstorm ways indy media can operate differently in order to support more radical forms of democratic participation.


Intro to Animation

Saturday, 11:00AM – 12:00PM – Screening Room


This workshop will cover the basics to get you going with animation.


Speaking for the Land, Culture, and Community: Our Voices Come from There:  

A workshop on speaking for the Land, Culture, and Community

Saturday, 1:00PM – 2:30 PM – Community Space

Presented by Simon Ortiz


Simon Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo writer and poet, also a professor at Arizona State University, has published Going for the Rain, A Good Journey, Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, For the Sake of the Land, from Sand Creek, Out There Somewhere, and a number of other books. His approach toward teaching and learning is liberation and de-colonization.  “Indigenous land, culture, community is our past, present, and future.  Our grandmothers and grandfathers taught and learned that long ago.  That’s what we must continue to teach and learn today.”  He is the father of three children and the grandfather of eight.


Writing with Fire: a circle for writers who want to shake people up

Saturday, 2:30PM – 3:30PM – Community Space

Presented by Mary Sojourner


We will mostly write, work with writing prompts, learn how to touch the reader.  We’ll read a little.  If you have fire inside, we will bring it to the surface.  Mary Sojourner, writer and activist.


Media Justice 101

Saturday, 3:30PM – 4:30PM – Screening Room

Presented by Ned del Callejo, OYBM

What it is, who controls it, why its important and how do we get it?


Hands-on Public Service Announcement Production (TWO PARTS)

Presented by James Q Martin

Part 1 – Saturday, 4:30PM – 5:30PM – Community Space

We will explain show how the audio and video equipment works. Writing the screen play and the process of getting funding.

Part 2 – Sunday, 11:00AM – 2PM – ON LOCATION/IN THE FIELD

Students will have an opportunity to participate in making the PSA as well see the behind scenes. In addition to actual on the ground experience of watching / participating in the shoot.  The students will also get to see how the final outcome can go viral in their community.


Beat Making Workshop – Sunday, 11:00AM – 12:30PM – Community Space

Presented by Shining Soul

An interactive and hands on experience demonstrating the basics of Beat Making.


Smash Ageism in Media: ways to support youth orgs. and action.

Sunday, 12:30PM – 2:00PM – Community Space

Open discussion facilitated by OYBM


DIY Silkscreening – Saturday, 1PM – 4PM – Art Room

Intro to silkscreening for T-shirts and posters.


DIY Space: ‘Zine Making, Stencil Making, Wheat Pasting & More! 


This is a self facilitated, hands on space…‘Zine making all day, stop by to learn how to make ‘zines and contribute to the We Are Media ‘zine!





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