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Low Power FM Leadership Days:
Locations and General Information

April 22-24, 2009, Washington DC


Wednesday, April 22

Registration, Lobby Training, Dinner, and Art-making:
St. Stephen’s Church: 1525 Newton St.

Metro: Columbia Heights
2:00-3:00: Snacks and Hang-out

3-6:30pm:
LPFM Lobby Training

6:30:
Dinner (Children Welcome!)

7:30-9:00pm:
rehearse for street theater piece for the following morning
“Ya Se Pudó”
12 min.  (So bring a video of your organization to share!!!)
9 pmish: at the Washington Seminar Center (for LPFM Leadership Days participants)
Presented by: Andalusia Knoll & Erubiel Vallardes

Farmworkers and their union, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noreste (PCUN), have long been excluded from the airwaves in Oregon's Willamette Valley. For instance, their money wasn't good enough to buy uncensored radio ads promoting the immigration reform marches on Mayday 2007. This video tells the story of the "barnraising" weekend where Prometheus Radio Project and PCUN pulled together to create a whole radio station, almost out of thin air, giving farmworkers a voice on the airwaves where none previously existed.
shuttling to Housing: Washington Seminar Center, 201 4th St. SE
Metro: Capitol South

Thursday, April 23
Street Theater, Policy Briefing, Congressional Visits, Community Media Meet & Greet

8:30 -9:30am:
Street Theater piece on the Battle for the Airwaves: in front of
Union Station: (Massachusetts Ave. NE & Columbus Circle NE)

Metro: Union Station

12pm
- Policy Briefing, Capitol Hill - Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2465 (Map)

6:30pm
Dinner at Taverna the Greek Islands: 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE (between S 3rd St & S 4th St)

8:00pm:
Review logistics and prepare for FCC & White house visits (at Taverna)

“Un poquito de tanta verdad” (A little bit of so much truth.)
9pmish: at the Washington Seminar Center (for LPFM Leadership Days participants)
Presented by: Maka Muñoz

In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Some compared it to the Paris Commune, while others called it the first Latin American revolution of the 21st century. But it was the people’s use of the media hat truly made history in Oaxaca.

A 90-minute documentary, A Little Bit of So Much Truth captures the unprecedented media phenomenon that emerged when tens of thousands of school teachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, farmers, and students took 14 radio stations and one TV station into their own hands, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice. Mal de Ojo TV, to tell the story of the people who put their lives on the line to give a voice to their struggle. Narrated almost entirely with recordings from the occupied media outlets, A Little Bit of So Much Truth delivers a breathtaking, intimate account of the revolution that WAS televised.

Metro: Capitol South
Housing: Washington Seminar Center, 201 4th St. SE
Metro: Capitol South

Friday, April 24
FCC, Whitehouse (still tentative), strategy/debrief, and hip-hop show

9:00am
Meet at Washington Seminar Center, 201 4th St. SE
Metro: Capitol South

10am-11am:
FCC visit

11:30
–Lunch: BBQ Picnic on the Mall

1:00pm
- Whitehouse visit with Susan Crawford, from President Obama’s transition team

2pm-5pm:
Strategy, debrief session USPIRG office: 218 D st. SE (b/w 2nd & 3rd St.)
Metro: Capitol South

“The internet is serious business”
Presented by People’s Production House (Open to the Public!)

6:30pm: The Latin American Youth Center, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009

The Internet has become an essential tool for political activism, education, and information. Yet access to the interwebs is unequal and largely controlled by major corporations. In The Internet is Serious Business, a video by People's Production House and students from City-As-School, learn how the Internet works in New York City. Watch and talk about how we can improve this vital tool.

9:30pm Low Power to the People! Hip-Hop & Dance Party
The Black Cat: 1811 14th St. NW
Metro: U St./African American War Memorial/Cardozo
Housing: Washington Seminar Center, 201 4th St. SE
Metro: Capitol South

Cory Fischer-Hoffman
Campaign Director
Prometheus Radio Project
215-727-9620 x 501
cell: 610-761-5414

www.prometheusradio.org

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