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Pacifica Now! conference info

June 18-21, 2002
New College, 777 Valencia St. San Francisco
Wheelchair access*
Childcare available

Live Webcast of Pacifica Now Conference on radio4houston.org and wbix.org

==========OPENING NIGHT========
Tuesday Night, June 18

7 PM
Opening song BWelcome, Tom Ammiano, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Leslie Cagan, chair, interim Pacifica National Board

Keynote conversation: Dialogue and Diversity Prof. David Moore, son of Pacifica founder Lew Hill, and Gerald Torres, co-author with Lani Guinier of The Miner's Canary

Music and poetry: Avotcja,

Reports on the Transformation Pacifica Foundation and Network KPFA, KPFK, KPFK, WPFW, WBAI,

The Media Democracy Movement as it is. Prof. Dorothy Kidd

"The origins and Power of the Listener Lawsuit as a Basis for Challenging Clear Channel's Charter" David Cobb SF Mime Troop, Songs to Challenge Corporate Dominance


Wednesday, June 19th
Working Groups and Caucus Breakouts continue concurrently with scheduled

speakers all day in Classroom 1 & 2

9:30- noon
Opening Plenary
Intro of working groups planning to organize a presentation to the iPNB:

Caucuses: The New Journalism, Media democracy, Labor
11:00 AM Building and Creating Alternate Media Networks - IMC

1-3 p.m.
Symposium of Pacifica Now! class presenters: Diversity, de-colonization, deconstructing the master narrative, with David Moore, Gerald Torres in Auditorium 1

1-3 PM
Micro-Power Broadcasting - Stephen Dunnifer

3- 5 p.m.
Challenges to Corporate Personhood: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Jan Edwards, David Cobb in Auditorium 1

Director of National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Carol Pierson, Historian Mathew Lasar, Pacifica programmer and democratic media proponent, Larry Bensky.

3-5 PM
Affirmative Action Policy for Pacifica Bob Lederer - WBAI

7:30 p.m.
Invite the Return of the Spirit of Pacifica with Caroline Casey; gathering to transform grievance and tyranny into rich compost for the reverently ingenious culture we are all growing and for which Pacifica is the voice. Ardent Pacifica animators including Dennis Bernstein, Robert Knight and others


Thursday, June 20th
Working Groups and Caucus Breakouts continue concurrently with scheduled speakers all day in Classroom 1 & 2

9:30 a.m.
The origins and power of the listener lawsuit as a basis for challenging Clear Channel's monopoly" David Cobb: Counsel for Green Party USA, formally staff for the Center for Voting and Democracy, parent organization of KPFA LAB elections, Outreach staff for Program on Corporate Law and Democracy in Auditorium 1

9:30 a.m.
Cooperation vs. Corporation Pacifica as an Educational Cooperative Ken Freeman and Evan Davis

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meeting of Pacifica Stations Working Groups Short Film on Proportional Representation as an Introduction Sponsored by the KPFA Station Board (Continuation of Wed. morning) By-Laws, Programming, Diversity, Outreach Committees

Symposium on democratic policies and culture: Prof. Dorothy Kidd

3 p.m. New Media News:
Teaching Radio Skills in South Central LA - KPFX Fernando Velazquez Proposals for international bureaus. Robert Knight, Telling the Story 3:00-5:00
Media Democracy big event planning: Planning a Seattle WTO for the international media mogals and other upcoming events.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Proportional Representation and Democracy Short Film on P.R. as an introduction KPFA Station Board Election Committee

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Free Speech Radio News Participatory WORKSHOP with members of Free Speech Radio News. Jade Paget Seekins, Deepa Fernandes, Nell Geiser, Adrienne Lauby and others. Special Guest: Fernando Velazquez (unconfirmed) Topic: International Reporting We'll offer 15 minutes of technical tips, maybe tell a few stories about the joy and peril of intercontinental - international communication.

Then, talk about hard things.

7:30 p.m.
Pacifica National Board hosted panel of candidates for Pacifica Executive Director
This is the latest from Leslie Cagan:

Finally, there has been a request made from a number of listener activists that we convene a public event before the final decision is made. The committee agreed to convene such an event at 7 pm on the evening of Thursday, June 20th. Each of the finalists for the position will be asked to attend and make a brief (no more than 10 minutes) presentation. Then a moderator will pose questions to the finalists and they will each have an opportunity to respond. In addition, those who attend the event will be asked to caucus at the beginning of the evening to decide what five questions they would like to pose from the audience, and who will ask the questions. (We have set aside 30 minutes for this to take place.) We will not take a straw poll, a sense of the body, a vote or anything like that during or after the evening. This will be an opportunity for people to meet and hear the finalists, but the decision about who to hire will be made by the Interim Pacifica National Board.


Friday, June 21st

9:30 a.m.
General Managers round table with audience participation in Auditorium 1

**1 p.m. MEETING MOVED TO WHEELER HALL, U.C. Berkeley at 2pm.**

2 pm
Members of the iPNB hear reports from working groups and caucuses

4:30 p.m.

interim Pacifica National Board meeting begins. Wheeler Auditorium at U.C. Berkeley

On and off the air on Friday, June 21 from 7 pm till 6 am North Berkeley Senior Center workshop session from 7 pm till 10 pm

KPFA air time --10 pm till 5 am to present programs and discussion. (unconfirmed)

The workshop session at the North Berkeley Senior Center will include presentations by:

1) Internet radio producers from New York, Houston and L.A. WBIX, Radio4Houston and KPFX, Errol Maitland, Scooter, and Fernando Velasqes

2) Video and TV producers for Democracy Now and local cable access to discuss the future of combining video and radio.

3) IndyMedia Pacifica and local Bay Area producers

4) And possibly a news segment (I have not yet spoken with Free Speech Radio News to find out if they prefer air time or discussion time)

The on-air segment (of 7 hours) will include Pacifica Archives, both their collection and their current production.

For more info: Maria Gilardin tuc@tucradio.org (415) 861-6962

* Accessibility:
"New College" is located in three old buildings with some unusual configurations. While the meeting space at 777 Valencia street is fully accessible, including one bathroom, the other two locations have some access problems. The ramps to the second floor at 766 Valencia are very steep. The bathrooms in both secondary buildings have grab bars but don't provide enough space to transfer for most wheelchair users.

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