The Grassroots Media Justice Tour is starting soon and might just be coming to your town. Check it out and spread the word! Bitch is proud to be a sponsor. In fact I was supposed to participate on the tour, but... well, as you all know, we need all hands on deck to sustain our beloved organization. I'm there in spirit...
* Performances, multimedia, and interactive presentations from grassroots media makers.
* Workshops, trainings, and skill-shares.
* Independent films, magazines, newspapers, CDs, and books.
October 2 – Chapel Hill, NC
405 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
October 3 – Greensboro, NC
The HIVE, 1214 Grove St.
(Near the Coliseum, Glenwood Library and UNCG)
October 4 & 5 – Asheville, NC
Firestorm Cafe & Books, 48 Commerce St. (next to the purple building), Downtown Asheville, NC
More info: Kila
Oct 4: 7 p.m. Presentation
Oct 5: Workshops, times TBA
October 7 – Atlanta, GA
Charis Books & More, 7 p.m.
October 9 – Valdosta, GA
October 10-11 – Miami, FL
The Workers Center, 6127 NW 7th Ave, Miami, fl, 33127
Oct 10: 7 to 9 p.m., Oct 11: Workshops, 1 to 5 p.m.
October 12 – Gainesville, FL
Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave
Workshops at 3 and 5, Presentation at 7 p.m.
October 13 – Pensacola FL
More info: Open Books
3 p.m. "Pressed for Knowledge" Workshop: University of West Florida, Room 191 in Building 36, the Communication Arts building, 11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514, Sponsored by The Voyager
7 p.m. Presentation, location TBA, sponsored by Movement for Change
October 14 – New Orleans, LA
Seventh Ward Neighborhood Center, 1943 Pauger St (at Urquhart), New Orleans, LA
Co-Sponsored by New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival and Mondo Bizarro
October 16 & 17 - San Antonio, TX
October 18 – Houston, TX
Rice Cinema on the Rice University Campus, entrance #8, University and Stockton Drive
Workshops: 2 p.m., Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Sponsors: Houston Media and Sedition Books
October 19-21 – Austin, TX
Sponsored by Skillshare Austin
Oct 19: Workshops, details TBA, Rhizome Collective
Oct 20: 7 p.m. Monkeywrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, Texas 78751
October 22 – Denton, TX
8 to 10 p.m., J&J's Pizza, 118 West Oak Street, on the square
Web Presence workshop, 2-3:30 pm, Texas Women's University library
The tour has two primary functions; First, to get information out - to communicate about current struggles for justice and liberation, from criminal justice organizing in Jena to sex worker activism, from resistance to imperialism in Iraq and Latin America to resistance to school privatization, from immigration rights movements to post-Katrina organizing in public housing.
The tour also seeks to connect communities of resistance, and to build relationships between grassroots activists and independent media.
Most presenters on the tour come from communities traditionally underrepresented in corporate media.
The tour will include areas often ignored by the media, with less of an emphasis on the coasts, and with a special effort to reach out to community colleges and historically Black colleges and universities.
Sponsored by Left Turn Magazine, ColorLines Magazine, Bitch Magazine, $pread Magazine, Free Speech Radio News, Make/Shift, and other radical and independent media projects from around the US, the Grassroots Media Justice Tour is an exciting movement-building opportunity. Beginning in Fall of 2008, the tour will bring performances, workshops, and inspiration to frequently underserved and underfunded areas of the country, beginning in the South and Midwest.