June 6 – 8, 2008 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403
June 6-8: National Conference for Media Reform
Big Media Hurts Hip Hop.
Let’s Come Together in Minneapolis.
You know the problem: the same songs on every station – new artists can’t get a break – and if you’ve got something real to say you’re pushed off of the airwaves. Six corporations own most of what you watch, hear and read every day, and not one of them cares about community concerns.
Check out the National Conference for Media Reform, coming to Minneapolis June 6-8. It’s bringing together anyone who’s fed up with Big Media and its effects on music and news – and that means you.
This year’s conference will be incredible. Hip Hop and media justice activists like Rosa Clemente, Davey D and Malkia Cyril join media luminaries like Amy Goodman, Arianna Huffiington and Bill Moyers. Rev. Lennox Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus will be talking about media and the war. “Grouchy” Greg Watkins from AllHipHop.com will be on hand. We’ve also have Andre Banks from ColorofChange.org, Beyond Beats and Rhymes’ Byron Hurt, Lyricist Lounge founder Anthony Marshall, FreeMix Radio founder, Jared Ball; Paul Porter from Industry Ears, and Glen Ford and Bruce Dixon from the Black Agenda Report. The Hip Hop Congress’ Julie Chang-Shulman, Shamako Noble and Willie “J.R.” Flemming will lead a workshop profiling case studies of hip hop organizing on media justice issues. And so much more.
Deadline to register is Sunday, June 1st at 12 midnight. One may also register onsite, upon arrival.
Please visit: www.freepress.net/conference to sign up
NCMR: The National Conference for Media Reform 2008, presented by Free Press