DEVELOP THE MEANS TO WAKE UP THE MASSES!
Summit to Build and Consolidate the Raza Press Association
12 Noon Welcome And Introduction By Ernesto Bustillos
Those present will introduce themselves and briefly, but concretely, provide
a review and update as to the work they are doing around the question of
Raza progressive media [*they must present concrete examples of their work,
past and present].
Jose Moreno - Graduate Student at California State University, Northridge
and Editorial Board Member of Raza Press Association
Burning Spear Publications
(African People Socialist Party)
1 :00 PM Presentation of Proposals
Presenters will go over their proposals. Those present will critique (add,
delete, corrections, suggestions, etc.) proposals. After discussion,
proposal will be accepted or rejected.
Roberto Rodriguez - Column of the Americas
Ernesto Todd Mireles - Xicano Development Center
Cathy Espita - La Verdad Publications
Luis Moreno - Raza Press Association
2:30 PM Break
4:30 PM Summation
5 :00 PM Adjournment
The summit will have as its1 objective to develop goals that will address
the following points: (a) bringing more members into the association; (b)
for the RPA to significantly provide more pertinent and progressive
information out in streets/community/barrios; (c) to enhance the political
level and sophistication of the journalism of the RPA; and (d) to
significantly improve our work and organization.
Key participants of the Summit must present concrete, solution oriented
proposals, in writing, directed towards achievement of the general
objectives of the summit. These proposals must a plan which will include
detail description of goal, tactics/methods to be utilized to achieve goal,
who will be responsible for implementing goal, timeline/datelines for
achieving goal, and an evaluation system to be used to measure the success
of the plan.
Brief Description Of Goals:
(a) We must bring at least 20 active (which publishes on a
regular/consistent basis) into the RPA. If 20 publications do not exist,
then plan must include how to create new publications.
(b) Plan should outline how will the RPA, in a systematic fashion, greatly
improve their dissemination of progressive news and information to the
(c) A plan of action as to how to improve the political knowledge and
writing skills of those working within the RPA must be developed.
(d) We must describe how we will improve our newswire service and network of
progressive Raza press.
Essence Of Summit:
(a) More emphasis will be place on making it working/action oriented summit,
versus a theoretical meeting.
(b) Summit will be limited to those 3actually2 doing work around some type
of media project.
(c) Key participants must make concrete proposals. These proposals must be
in writing. Detailed. And sent to other key participant two weeks before
summit to ensure that everyone has read it and will come to summit prepared
to effectively respond to proposal.
(d) Responsibility and accountability must be stressed. Those present must
commit themselves to making real the proposals.
Raza Press Association
P.O. Box 20411
Oxnard, Califas 93034-0411
WebSite - http://razapressassociation.org