DON'T MISS UPCOMING EVENTS!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4: "Eyewitnesses to Occupation: Ithacans in the West Bank," a screening and public talk by PCIM director JEFF COHEN and Jewish Voices for Peace member ARIEL GOLD, will be held 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Park Hall 277. All are welcome to join in the discussion with the two Ithacans, who recently traveled to Israel and the Occupied Territories, and share pizza and soft drinks. Cosponsored by PCIM and Students for Justice in Palestine.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Park Auditorium: "As We Die: Facing Our Extinction, Recording Our Existence," with MANARI KAJI USHIGUA, a leader of the Sápari people of the Ecuadorian Amazon, an indigenous people who are disappearing as extractive mining industries and colluding governments allow their lands to be ripped to shreds and their people to sicken and die. Manari will share his people's stories and struggles to collect and preserve a record of their culture and traditionally oral language -- while they can. Translations by Professor Pablo Calvi of the Department of Journalism. Cosponsored by PCIM and other campus departments and groups. Free and open to all.
The PARK CENTER for INDEPENDENT MEDIA, launched in 2008, is a national center for the study of media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations. Throughout history, technological and social upheaval have given rise to independent media voices. Today, independent media are growing amid crisis and conglomeration in mainstream journalism, and the rise of the Internet and new forms of media production and distribution.
The Center's mission is to engage media producers and students in conversation about career paths in independent media, and financially viable ways to disseminate news and information. The center examines the impact of independent media institutions on journalism, democracy, and a participatory culture. Jeff Cohen is the founding director of PCIM. In spring 2010 Maura Stephens joined PCIM as associate director.