Make Media, Make Trouble – Classroom & Action
Unfortunately due to a lower number of signups and some other issues, this workshop has been cancelled. If you're still interested and want to get on a list to hear about future similar offerings, or learn more about TC Indymedia, please contact this facilitator (info below). Apologies for the inconvenience!
Day 1: Saturday, April 23, 2pm-4:30pm (Note day change from previous listing)
2880 Hennepin Ave S. at Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis
Day 2: “In the field” at annual May 1 protest demonstrations (we will meet at a nearby location, then split into teams and head to the demonstration to make media.)
---Attendance at Day 1 OR previous experience with TC Indymedia (such as at a previous workshop or as a volunteer) is required to join us for Day 2. Attendance at Day 1 without participating in Day 2 is allowed (but Day 2 is the really fun part!).---
In this 2 1/2 hour participatory workshop, we'll first collectively examine some movement media (that is, media created from inside social movements) from various local--global struggles crossing race, age, class, gender and sexuality identities. Then, we'll explore some tools anyone can use to make media that stimulates and agitates for change. Bring your creative mind, political passions and readiness to interact!
The workshop will also include a brief introduction to Twin Cities Indymedia and our work locally. Participants will leave with tricks, tactics and inspiration for taking action to make another wor(l)d possible. Printed resources will also be available for participants to take home.
This workshop is open to anyone and everyone interested in using media as tools for progressive, radical and revolutionary social change.
Using the tools we explored on Day 1, and drawing from our collective experience, we'll dive into the action at the annual May 1 immigrant rights demonstration.
Last year, during a similar EXCO course, several participants chose to collaborate on a video about the annual demonstration on the anniversary of the Iraq war. The video was published the same evening! Check it out here: http://blip.tv/file/3375957 What should we do this year? You can decide with us!
About Twin Cities Indymedia: Twin Cities Indymedia, or the Twin Cities Independent Media Center (TCIMC), is the Minneapolis-St. Paul outlet of the global Indymedia Network, a global network of collectively run volunteer-and-movement-powered media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite commercial media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.
At TCIMC, publish your media and events: http://twincities.indymedia.org/publish check out the latest submitted news: http://twincities.indymedia.org/local read more about us: http://twincities.indymedia.org/page/about or follow us if you're on facebook or twitter.
2880 Hennepin Ave S.Minneapolis, MN 55408
About the Facilitator: Jaime is a Twin Cities Indymedia collective member, activist and writer in south Minneapolis with experience facilitating media workshops using experiential education techniques. To talk or ask questions, email: bjhokanson[at]gmail.com or call: 612-655-1080. Jaime will be joined by other volunteers at TCIMC.
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612 655 1080
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