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Public Meeting about Media!

Mardi Juin 23 2009

Venue: VIVO Media Arts

We’ll start the session with a brief presentation about the current
state of media in Canada and then move into facilitated discussion and

Maya Rolbin-Ghanie is an independent journalist and Indigenous
solidarity activist living in Montreal.

Kat Norris is Coast Salish/Nez Perce, has lived, worked, danced and
advocated in Vancouver community since 1976 when she became educated
on Indigenous issues by joining the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.
She contributes to the BC Native Newspaper Kahtou, the St’at’imc
Runner newspaper, and blogs for the Indigenous Action Movement. She
was honoured in the Georgia Straight’s Bright Lights of Vancouver as a
“local hero” and as a “newsmaker of the year” in the Vancouver

Steve Anderson is the Coordinator of Campaign for Democratic Media,
and an organizer of Media Democracy Day
-Steve will discuss finding from a national study on the potential for
a broader media democracy movement

The visioning process will be facilitated by Reilly Yeo from the SFU
Centre for Dialogue


-Where do people tell our own stories?

-Which independent or grassroots media do you like?

-Whose voices and stories are missing in the mainstream news?

-how do we keep the Internet open and develop democratic
communications infrastructure?

-What speakers, themes, skills, and values would you be excited to
include in a public event about grassroots media?

-What else would you like to include in the next Media Democracy Day?

Share your thoughts on these questions and more!

Come to this fun and relaxed public meeting to help design the next
Media Democracy Day.


Media Democracy Day Vancouver is an annual, volunteer-driven public
forum addressing many different media issues.

In past years, some of the themes and goals at MDD have been:
-building community among independent and grassroots media makers
-developing our own democratically governed communications infrastructure
-fighting big media like CanWest and Global
-social media
-racialized communities and media
-indigenous peoples, colonization and media
-women and media
-free and open source software,
-Net neutrality (preventing corporations from controlling our use of the net),
-copyright issues
-building media skills for community organizing
-citizen journalism
-access to media to tell our own stories
-and more!

In past years, MDD has included a media fair, panels, workshops,
discussions, and film screenings at a fun and informative event.

This year, MDD will be held on Saturday, November 7 at the Vancouver
Public Library.

MDD needs your help!
On Tuesday, June 23rd, at VIVO Media Arts Centre,
you are invited to a public meeting
to shape the agenda for this year’s Media Democracy Day.
We want to hear what you envision for MD Day.

Which speakers do you want to invite?
What themes are important to you?
What skillshares would you be interested in coming to or offering?
How should the day be organized?

Through facilitated decision-making, you will help generate ideas that
will be the foundation for the next MDD.

Everyone is Welcome!

To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please get in touch by net,
email, or phone:

online registration:


phone: (604) 875-8455

Organized by the Campaign for Democratic Media-Vancouver

Co-Presented with VIVO Media Arts Centre

Organizer:(604) 875-8455

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