For the 4th time independent media makers will be gathering in New York City this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, at the NYC Grassroots Media Conference. There’s workshops, film screenings and art galore. This year’s conference theme is, Media and Movements Beyond Borders:
This year, the NYC Grassroots Media Conference seeks to ask: What are the common threads inherent in our global struggles for social change and how does the media contribute to our understanding of the root causes of injustices faced by world communities? From educating ourselves and our government leaders to spreading our messages and recruiting broader and more diverse constituencies into our campaigns, media is central to the struggle for social justice. Therefore, the fight for better access to and representation in the media is essential for advancing peace and justice both at home and abroad.
This is not about Web 2.0, YouTube and MySpace. It’s about using media tools for the purpose of justice, not mere profit.
I hope they can keep this conference going. I can’t go this year but I would like to go sometime.