Sonali Kolhatkar talks on "Media Democracy, and the Growing Media Reform Movement", with Potluck & "Meet and Greet" PIRCR Candidates for KPFK's Local Station Board
Friday, January 9, at Unitarian Universalist Church LB, 5450 Atherton Street (next to the Arco Station, just west of the corner of Bellflower & Atherton; 1 mile south of the 405 Freeway).
I. 6-7 pm: Potluck & Meet & Greet LSB Candidates of the Slate, Progressives for Independent Responsible Community Radio (PIRCR). Be an informed voter; ballots mailed today, 1/5/04, must be returned 2/5/04. More info on KPFK LSB elections visit: www.kpfk.org
II. 7 pm Hear Sonali's Kolhatkar's Report on Media Democracy and the Growing Media Reform Movement with Q & A/audience discussion on topic followed by:
III. Q & A to Candidates and discussion on current important KPFK election of Local Station Board, moderated by riKu Matsuda.
In Madison, Wisconsin in November 2003, thousands of activists, academics, Congressional representatives, artists, journalists, unionists and others gathered together to launch the movement against corporate media monopolies, cross-ownership, consolidation, and idealogical bias. Sonali will describe this growing movement, its history, and going beyond media reform, to media transformation. She will also describe how independent community media institutions such as KPFK, are one crucial step toward media democracy.
SPONSORS: Social Concerns Committee of UUCLB; LB Area Peace Network and Progressives for Independent, Responsible Community Radio (PIRCR). Join us for fun, food and critical information. For info, call Sharon at 562 433-7025 or Uduak (562-818-1500). Uduak-Joe Ntuk is a Long Beach resident, a CSULB student and a Local Station Board candidate on the PIRCR slate.