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LaborTECH/Access2004 Conf In April

by LaborTECH/Access Planning Committee Saturday, Mar. 06, 2004 at 6:38 PM or (415)282-1908 P.O.Box 425584, SF, CA 94142

On April 2,3 & 4 labor media communication activists from around the world will meet at Stanford University to learn, discuss and plan the use of telecommunication technology in the struggles of labor.

LaborTech/Access 2004 Conference>

April 2 (Friday) - 4 (Sunday), 2004

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

on the Lower Level of Building #380(Slone), #420(Jordan Hall) in the Main Quad buildings

This conference will bring together labor video, computer and media people from throughout the country and around the world. It will be a critical arena for the development of labor’s media in the battles ahead to make our voices heard.

We know that our unions and the working class as a whole are under attack on numerous areas and that this assault is escalating. Under these circumstances, the need to have a media counter-offensive is absolutely essential.

Workshops Including:


* A Multimedia Approach to Labor Information

* Labor Radio (WINS, NRP, KPFA, Pacifica)

* Labor Media, Lessons in Breaking the Corporate Media Blockade and Defending Democracy

* Police Repression of Alternative and Labor Reporters from Oakland to Miami

* Union Journalists Getting the Message out to The Membership & The Public

* Building a Labor Cultural Art Movement and Using the Internet

* New Technology, Stress & Labor

* Building A Labor TV Channel

* Labor, War and Media - Plenum

* ICANN & Democratic Control of the Internet

* Prison Media (Prison Radio, Prison Legal News)


* Workplace Discrimination in High Tech

* Censorship and the Media Workplace

* Spying and Surveillance, How to defend Your Privacy

* Organizing Media Workers (IATSE, AFTRA, CWA and others)

* Technology & Toxics in the Workplace


* WiFi and Remote Broadcasting: How Labor can get Our Rallies, Conferences & Actions Out Live on the Internet & Satellite

* Community Access Cable & How to Establish a Labor TV Show for Your Local/Council/International

* Unofficial Labor Web sites and Outreach (AUD, CDU)

* Lessons from Front-Line Local Union Web Masters

* Labor Education in the Schools and Using Technology

* The Indymedia Movement and Labor-What is It and How to Build The Links

* POD (Program for Online Deliberation) and How Labor Can Use This Tool for Communication and Action

* Broad Band Access and Our Rights to Bandwidth

* Labor & Research Tools

* Open Source (Non-Proprietary Software)

* Labor Film Festivals, Labor Shorts-How to Have A Festival and Support Labor Videographers


FRIDAY, (4/2/04)

5:00 - 6:00 PM Registration

6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcoming Reception

7:00 - 9:00 PM Video Presentation

SATURDAY (4/3/04)

9:00 - 9:30 AM Registration (Refreshment)

9:30 - 10:00 AM Welcome & Introduction

10:00 - 11:00 AM Plenary

11:00 - 12:30 PM Workshops I

12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch - Presentation

2:00 - 3:30 PM Workshops II

3:30 - 5:00 PM Workshops III

6:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner - Presentation

SUNDAY (4/4/04)

9:30 - 10:00 AM Registration (Refreshment)

10:00 - 11:30 AM Workshops I

11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch - Presentation

1:00 - 2:30 PM Workshops II

2:30 - 4:00 PM Plenary -Lessons & Future


* The first international labor flash animation competition (Cartoons from around the world will be screened)

* Labor musical presentations

* Screening of important new labor videos

* Focus on the growing repression and censorship of labor media activists from Miami to the UK, Korea and Japan. Labor journalists and labor media activists have come under assault both on the job and in the field.







Enclosed is the registration fee of 5 (this includes 2 lunches and a dinner on Saturday). (0 for registration by March1st) Student and unemployed rates available - please contact the coordinator.)

-I/Our organization would like to contribute $______ to the conference.

-Our organization is endorsing the conference


(Please let us know by March 5th to include in the booklet)

Direction to the Jordan Hall in Stanford University

Driving:-From San Francisco

(Free parking on the campus after 4PM on Friday and during the weekend at any of the permit A, C, Z parking zone - closest one is on the Oval road as marked)

101 South - off University Ave., go West. This will go straight into the campus which will be Palm Dr. The Jordan Hall is at the end of this road.

280 South - Off Sand Hill Rd East, right on Arboretum Rd, right on Palm Dr. You will see the Jordan Hall buildings in front.

By Caltrain - Trains leave 4th st. & Townsend every hour. If you catch 8AM train, you will get to Palo Alto 9:01. It will take about 20 min. from the station to the building by walking. Also, check the free shuttle bus


Conference Location: Stanford University is located in Palo Alto, 30 miles south of San Francisco. The campus is large. Go toward Main Quad, and look for the Jordan Hall(Build.420.) Right side of Jordan Hall is the Slone(Build. 380.) Go to the lower level.

Parking will not be so difficult since the permitted parking space will be free after 4:00 PM on Friday through the weekend. The closest one will be at the oval road (permit A zone) in front of the Jordan Hall. See the map on the other side. Shuttle from the Palo Also station is available on Friday afternoon and weekend after 12:00 noon. Please check the campus website

For Hotel accommodation recommendations list and possible transportation from San Francisco and other Bay Area locations, please contact the coordinator.

We also need volunteers during the conference. It is possible to reduce the fee or exchange for doing volunteer work. Please contact the coordinator for any of above questions.

To contact the coordinator: (415) 282-1908, or e-mail: or


Symbolic Systems Program of Stanford University, ILWU International, San Francisco Labor Council, SEIU 715, NALC 214, OPEIU 3, CWA 9415, CWA 9423, San Jose City College Labor Studies, San Francisco State University Labor Studies, Laney College Labor Studies, Union Producers & Programmers Network (UPPNET), Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition. Labor Video Project, LaborFest, LaborNet, LabourNet Germany, LaborNet Japan, District Council of Iron Workers Of The State Of California and Vicinity, WINS, International Labor Communication Association (ILCA), SEIU 535, AFT 2121, UBC 22, ILWU 34, SEIU 790,


Christopher R. Martin-Author Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media,

Todd Davies, Symbolic Systems Program Stanford University

Mag Wompel-Labournet Germany

Ralf Pandorf-Labournet Germany

Myoung Joon Kim-Labor News Production Seoul

Nancy Brigham-Cross Border Organizer & Former UAW Web Master

Hebard Olsen-Labor TV Producer Monterey

Karin Hart-Laney Labor Studies Program & CWA 9415

Lincoln Cushing -Electronic Librarian UCB Labor Center

Gary Huck-Labor Cartoonist-UE

Mike Konapacki-Labor Cartoonist

Art Shostak-Author Cyberunion

Edward Hasbrouck-Author

Dorothy Kidd-Professor Media Studies

Ken Hamidi-Founder Faceintel

Henry Norr-Journalist Technology Mac & Activist

Louie Rocha-President Of CWA Local 9423 & Radio Producer

Erica Zweig-LaborNet

Steve Hill-LaborNet

Barb Ingalls-CWA-UTU Detroit

Bob Ingalls-UAW Detroit

Carl Bryant- Producer NALC 214 TV214

Frank Emspak-Founder and Director Of WINS

June M. Fisher, MD- Trauma Foundation

Nick Yale-Labor Videographer SEIU1000

Tami Callen-Labor Video Project & SEIU 1000

Fred Glass-Director Communications CFT

Art McGee-Computer Activist

Peter B. Collins-Radio Producer & Host AFTRA National Executive Board

Lindy Chris-USF OPEIU 3 & LaborTech Planning Committee

Jack Chernos-AFM 6 and Labor Musician

Steve Stallone-Editor & Director Communications ILWU

Gen Guracar, Bul Bul-Labor cartoonist

Doug Ohmans-Web Master LaborNet

John Parulis, LaborTech Web Master &

Wes Brain, Producer SEIU-OPEU Productions

Shannon Sheppard, Holt Labor Library

Jimmy Kelley, San Jose City College Labor Studies and Reelworks

Judith Woodruff, Founder Spontaneous Productions Labor Film Festival Boston

Vicki Warner, Director Global Education California Community Colleges

Peter Olney, Ass. Director Institute For Labor and Employment Center

Carolina Luzuriaga & Hernan Martin Ojo Obrero Argentina

Captain Steve Blankenship, Communications Chair Allied Pilots Association

Ray Quan, V.P. BART Chapter SEIU 790

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