Help us get to Detroit!!!

5 04 2010

Oakland to Detroit:  Media Makers for Social Justice

We are a group of Bay Area Media Makers who are going to Detroit to attend the Allied Media Conference 6/18-20,  and the US Social Forum 6/22-26.

We need to raise $5,000 to send seven of our folks representing diverse Bay Area organizations to Detroit!


Ssee our blog postings from last years AMC in Detroit below…

Eloise Lee, Puck Lo, Laura Hadden, Angie D, Miss Renee

The Allied Media Conference brings together media makers and social justice activists and organizers from around the country.  The AMC is great way to meet other folks who are doing great work.  Representing a diverse range of talents, there’s something here for everyone.  From Guerilla Theater, to pirate radio, from zines, to Mural Art, this conference cultivates leaders from the ground up.  Detroit Organizations are so welcoming to everyone.   Grace Lee Boggs, Invincible, Detroit Summer to name a few.


Bay Area Community and Media Groups

12 09 2009
“Keep it Movin”- Renee Geesler

On tonight’s Full Circle, 9/11/09, we brought together Bay Area community & media groups that attended the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.  We wanted to bring on these groups  to continue the great work that took place in Detroit in July.

We invited Eloise S. Lee Program Director from Media Alliance, Malkia Cyril Executive Director at the Center for Media Justice, Eden Jequinto and Elijah Smith from Eastside Arts Alliance, Khan Pham the Associate Director at Making Contact produced by the National Radio Project, Shanina Shumate who is the Program Director at TEMPO, the Technological Media Project of Oakland at the Women of Color Resource Center.

We spoke with all of the participants about the mission of their organizations, and what they like about their work.  We also spoke about why the Allied Media Conference is so unique and what Media Justice is.  

Here are some audio highlights from the evening.


Members of First Voice, Tempo, EastSide, Media Alliance, Making Contact, (not pictured CMJ)

Members of First Voice, Tempo, EastSide, Media Alliance, Making Contact, (not pictured CMJ)


The crew at KPFA after the Full Circle show.

Audio Excerpt here:

Live Oak High School Broadcast

3 06 2009
Members of the Antioch High School Drum Line

Members of the Antioch High School Drum Line

LIVE FROM ANTIOCH- by Freewillin Franklin

On May 29, 2009 the Full Circle Crew brought live radio to Antioch.  Our first live remote broadcast happened at Live Oak High School, which is a continuation school for students in need of help to graduate on time.

Our broadcast featured student hosts interviewing teachers, college counselors and other students.  We also featured commentaries from the students who talked about their struggles in graduating.  This broadcast was executive produced by me, Full Circle Technical Director Freewillin Franklin, who was a graduate of Live Oak, Class of 1989.

I thought is was great to put together this program and go back to my highschool and be able to give back to my community.   It was cool to finally realize that teaching kids about radio is hella fun and was a good experience in putting together a remote production.



It was amazing to hear the students commentaries and their struggles as they were so similar to my own.  Here are the three commentaries that were produced for the show.

This is Kayla who graduated from Live Oak High in 2009.