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Media Democracy Day Panels on November 7th

Media Democracy Day — Chicago, 2009
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 7, 2009, 1pm-4pm

If you plan to attend, please take some photos and call in a report about how the conference is going. Call 312 436-1820 (our Google Voice number.) and leave a message about the conference, speakers, and media and democracy.

$10 general adm. / $5 sr & student / whatever you can afford
An interesting event that is sponsored by a very diverse group of organizations is convening a panel to celebrate and mark Media Democracy Day. You can join them and learn more about this crucial part of our democracy and freedom.

Date/Time: 1-4 pm, November 7, 2009
Location: Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn Ave, Chicago

Keep Media Free and Representative

Chicago area media professionals and activists share ideas on how to create a responsible democratic media system.

This is the place to share ideas with Chicago area media professionals and media activists on how to create a media system that informs the public on important issues, and provides media access to all segments of society.


(with organizational affiliations for identification):
Veronica Arreola, educator, blogger (;
Mike Barr, documentary filmmaker;
Jeremy Gantz, Web Editor, In These Times;
Karen Bond, National Black Coalition for Media Justice;
Larry Duncan, Labor Beat;
Jeannette Foreman, Youth Media Justice Project;
Kevin Gozstola, documentary filmmaker, Columbia College student;
Robert Koehler, syndicated columnist;
Kevin O’Donnell, SEIU Local 1;
Mitchell Szczepanczyk, Chicago Media Action;
Tim Wais, HumanThread;
Harvey Wells, Webnews Corp., Vice President, WCPT820 AM;
Antonio Zavala, freelance journalist.

Co-sponsors update, Nov. 4, evening:

Metropolitan Chicago Progressive Media Network

Chicago Against War and Injustice
Chicago Digital Access Alliance (CDAA)
Chicagoland E-Democracy Initiative
Chicago Media Action
Chicago Net Tuesday Meetup Group
Community Media Workshop
College of Complexes
Ecojustice Collaborative
Henry George School of Social Sciences
Illinois Ballot Integrity Project
Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the Environment (ICJPE)
Illinois Green Party;
Illinois Singlepayer Coalition
International Socialist Review (NFP)
In These Times
Media Burn
Media Geek Radio Show,
National Black Coalition for Media Justice
National Writers Union – Chicago Chapter
Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice
Nicaragua Solidarity
North Shore Coalition for Peace, Justice and the Environment
Progressive Democrats of America (Chicago)
Resources Unlimited Hey Neighbor Project
World Can’t Wait – Chicago

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Chicago Media Action meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM.

All are welcome. Contact us at:

This is an email from Chicago Media Action, a Chicago activist
group devoted to media issues.

Chicago Media Action, P.O. Box 14140, Chicago IL 60614-0140
Call toll-free: 1-866-260-7198


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