Monthly Archives: October 2011

Opening Panel: Communicating Hope, Visioning Justice

In the era of increasing disparities and the specter of another economic recession, how can social justice advocates and communicators effectively communicate hope and optimism in the face of these challenges?  How can we echo the theme from the last U. S. Social Forum:  “Another World is Possible and Another US is Necessary”

Over the 12 months, we’ve seen an inspiring uprising of community voices, often amongst the young, using creative communications techniques to protest existing entrenched policies and their supporting systemic structures, from the Arab Spring protests to the Occupy Wall Street and Take back the City campaigns.

The opening panel will help lead a discussion of these and recent successes in communicating hope and visioning justice.  Throughout the conference, we’ll have opportunities to explore case studies, best practices, future challenges, and effective ways for communicating and sustaining our hope, vision, and movement for social justice into the future.

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Be the Media 6!: Overview

The annual Be the Media! Mini-Conference helps participants understand the link between strategic communications and organizing strategies as well as learn essential communications tools and techniques.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Third Sector New England’s NonProfit Center, 89 South Street in Boston (close to South Station)
Cost: $20 – $35 sliding scale, includes lunch

The theme of the sixthannual Be the Media! Mini-Conference is:
Be the Media 6: Communicating Hope, Visioning Justice

The conference is designed to serve change makers at levels of communication experience including those who are doing communications work as part of their current positions, such as organizers, executive directors, or policy advocates.

Sponsored by: Progressive Communicators Network and Third Sector New England
Co-sponsored by: Amplify Me, Resist, and Press Pass TV.