Category Archives: Workshops 2012

Opening Plenary Discussion

9:30 am – 11:00 am Bridging the Communications Gap and Civic Engagement Moderators: Kathleen Pequeño, Progressive Communicators Network Cara Lisa Berg Powers, Press Pass TV  

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Workshop One: Using Mobile Phones to Be the Media! Best Practices from CCTV’ s NeighborMedia Program

Morning Session:  11:15 am – 1:00 pm As technology evolves, mobile reporting—the use of a mobile phone to create stories about news, events, and issues — is becoming more widespread. This workshop will provide some basic information for people who … Continue reading

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Workshop Two: Communicating/Organizing Across Differences

Morning Session:  11:15 am – 1 pm Without an understanding of the impact and the strength of race, gender, cultural, class, sexual orientation, and other differences, communications often breakdown which would lead to mistrust and resistance. Long-time organizers who have … Continue reading

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Workshop Three: Strategic Communications Basics

Morning Session:  11:15 am – 1:00 pm This workshop will examine how to get your message out to current and potential supporters (donors, volunteers, policymakers etc.) – and how to reframe the conversation about your issues. We will begin with … Continue reading

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Workshop Four: Act Up! Creative Media and Action for Social Change

Afternoon Session:  2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Moderated by Press Pass TV, hear stories about how creative uses of media and public spaces have been used to inspire action and positive social change. From masked avengers for Transportation Justice to … Continue reading

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Workshop Five: Be the Media with your Mobile Phone

Afternoon Session:  2:45 pm – 4:30 pm We’ll cover using mobile phones to share audio, picture, and text stories on Vojo.co, the phone-first storytelling platform created by the MIT Center for Civic Media. Building on skills shared in the CCTV … Continue reading

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Workshop Six: How Effective is Your Website?

Afternoon Session:  2:45 pm – 4:30 pm This will be an interactive workshop where we’ll visit websites together and offer a “website audit.” We’ll suggest specific improvements to the websites we look at together and answer questions like: Who is … Continue reading

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