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The Pacifica Crisis, Independent Media, and 9-11

Pacifica Campaign Forums in California, New York, and Washington, DC

October 19-October 21
Live Internet Broadcasts on WBIX.ORG

In New York City
Black Media at the Crossroads
What Path Do We Take After September 11th?

What unique price will African Americans and peoples of color incur in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy? How will new legislation, institutionalizing racial profiling, affect our day to day lives? Join us, as these and other questions are answered on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, 7-10pm EST.

Rebroadcast on http://www.wbix.org on Saturday, Oct. 20, 11am EST.

Speakers include: Gil Noble, host of "Like It Is" (WABC-TV); Mario Murillo, "Our Americas" (WBAI-FM ); Don Rojas, editor of "The Black World Today" (http://www.tbwt.com), and Joan Gibbs, civil rights attorney. Moderator: Bernard White, former WBAI Program Director/Former Host of "Wake Up Call" (WB AI-FM).

The forum will take place at the Brooklyn, NY, campus of Long Island University on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, from 7-10pm. It will be in the Health Sciences Building, Room #107, corner of DeKalb and Fla tbush Ave. Trains: D, M, N, Q, R, to Dekalb Ave. of #2, 3, 4, or 5 to Nevins St. For additional inf ormation call: (718) 488-1153 or (646) 230-9588.

In Washington, DC
War, Peace & the USA
Live Radio from Washington's All Souls Church
16th and Harvard Street, NW
Saturday, October 20, 6pm

WBIX.ORG presents War, Peace & the USA with greater DC community and leaders of the Latino, African , Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous and Arab-American communities, as well as legal, foreign policy & media experts with Errol Maitland, Ryme Katkhouda, and music with spoken word from DC.

Broadcast live on http://www.wbix.org on Saturday, Oct. 20, 6pm EST.

In Southern California
Terrorism, War, & the Media:
What You Don't Hear in Mainstream Media
The Blackout of the Peace Movement & Racist Hysteria

A Series of Forums with Two of America's Leading Media Critics

David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio (www.alternativeradio.org), the award-wi nning Boulder-based weekly independent radio program that airs on more than 125 public radio statio ns. Mr. Barsamian is a co-author of many books with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Eqbal Ahmad, and Edw ard Said.

Laura Flanders, host of Working Assets Radio broadcast daily on KLLW in San Francisco. She is the a uthor of "Real Majority, Media Minority: The Cost of Sidelining Women in Reporting." Her Spin Docto r Laura columns appear daily at http://www.workingforchange.com.

Guest Speakers:

*Sonali Kolhatkar, is the Vice President of the Afghan Women's Mission http://afghanwomensmission.o rg, a US-based organization which supports the humanitarian efforts and awareness of the Revolution ary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA).

*Prof. Glen Mimura, UCI Asian American Studies, Lessons from the Japanese-American Internment

*Alan Minsky, LA Independent Media Center (http://www.la.indymedia.org)

Los Angeles/UCLA
Friday, Oct. 19, 2 PM
For exact location call (323) 878-5680

Long Beach
Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 241 Cedar Ave, LB
For information call: (562) 434-5876

Orange County
Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 PM
University of California, Irvine/Social Sciences Lecture Hall
For information call: (323) 878-5680

LA/Los Feliz
Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 PM
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont, Los Feliz, 90027 For information call (323) 660-1175

SF Valley
Sunday, Oct. 21, 5 PM
The Onion (Unitarian Universalist Church),
9550 Haskell Ave. North Hills
For information call (805) 527-3470

Organized by: Pacifica Campaign LA, Hollywood/Echo Park Free Pacifica Neighborhood Network, Ventura County Free Speech Network, The Social Concerns Committee of the Onion, Act for Global Justice (UC I), Academia and Action (UCI), The Environmental Coalition (UCLA).

For more information contact the Pacifica Campaign (http://www.pacificacampaign.org), a national or ganization of staff and listeners alike working to preserve Pacifica's 50-year tradition of communi ty-based, listener-sponsored radio.

In LA, we are struggling to restore KPFK 90.7 FM to Pacifica's mission -- Tel: (323) 878-5680 or E- mail: pacificacampaignla@yahoo.com

The Pacifica Campaign is a grass-roots organization representing listeners and staff alike, fightin g to preserve Pacifica's 50-year tradition of progressive, community-based radio. For more info go to: http://www.pacificacampaign.org

Pacifica Campaign
51 MacDougal St., #80
New York, NY 10012
(646) 230-9588

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