12th Annual Media Democracy Days – Nov. 2-3


The 12th annual Media Democracy Days take place this Friday Nov. 2 and Saturday Nov. 3 at SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch.

The event features panels, speeches, films and workshops addressing the politics and biases linked to our increasingly concentrated media environment.

Since 2001, Media Democracy Day has united engaged citizens, activists, media and cultural producers, academics, students, and community leaders in a dynamic, charged, and urgent discussion of the state of our Canadian media system.

Full schedule:

FRIDAY NOV 02 | VPL Central Library | 350 W. Georgia St.]
12:00-1:00PM – Plenary Address: Julian Sefton-Greene
1:00PM–2:20PM – Workshop: ‘Making Radio for Social Change’ hosted by Redeye of CFRO 100.5FM
2:30PM-3:50PM – Workshop: Promoting the Missing Stories
4:00PM-5:20PM – Workshop: Media, Revolutions and Regimes
To register to attend, or find out more information visit: https://mediademocracyday.org/2012/08/30/friday-nov-2-workshops-confirmed-for-mdd-2012/

FRIDAY NOV 02 | SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema | 149 W. Hastings St.
– MDD Opening Reception
– Keynote: Sunera Thobani
– Film Screening: Words of Witness
Register to attend at: https://mdd2012filmscreening.eventbrite.com/

SATURDAY NOV 03 | 12:00-5:30PM | VPL Central Library | 350 W. Georgia St.]
12:00-1:00PM – Opening Plenary: Ricardo Dominguez
1:15-2:45PM – Panel discussion sessions (concurrent): ‘Muzzling The Scientists’; ‘Big Data and Political Marketing’; ‘Keeping the Media Public’
3:00-4:30PM – Panel discussion sessions (concurrent): ‘Decolonizing Media’, ‘Who’s Watching You? The Politics of Surveillance’, ‘Working in the Communications and Creative Industries’
4:45-5:30PM – Closing Plenary