The Metro Chicago Progressive Media Network                  
                                 Invites you to join us for
                          A Free Panel Presentation and Symposium

                            2011 Media Democracy Day – Chicago

                                Saturday, November 5, 2011

                  Human Thread, 645 W. 18th Street, Chicago, Illinois

         Theme: 2011 - the Media Year in Review: What We've Learned – Looking Ahead.

Doors open at 6:30 for networking and socializing (we all can use some lighter time)
with optional buffet ($5 suggested donation) and cash bar.

The program will begin at 7:00 pm
Symposium – Following the presentations, there will be an open symposium


6:30 pm GATHER 
Optional buffet ($5 suggested donation) and cash bar

7:00 PANEL PRESENATION (List in formation)

 Steve Macek, North Central College
   -Media events of 2011 in the context of Chicago’s media history

 Mitchell Szczepanczyk, Chicago Media Action
   - Overview of the Most Significant Media Stories of 2011,
     What they mean for progressives

 Stephen Franklin, Community Media Workshop
  and Jeanette Foreman, Prometheus Radio
   – Collaborative Community Media Project 

 Mykel Owens, Occupy Chicago

 Maureen Murphy, journalist, A Journalist's Experience

   . . . and much more.

8:00 pm OPEN SYMPOSIUM (Tentative topic)

 How can we use our progressive media networks to deliver information and stories 
  to our communities and make a difference?

For more information, see:

  Initially Media Democracy Day (MD day) was organized by local Toronto and Vancouver
groups of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. In 2009 and 2010 Media
Democracy Day events were held in Chicago, sponsored by the Metro Chicago Progressive
Media Network (MCPMN). MCPMN has also sponsored a number of Actions and networking
events. MCPMN is a working group of Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the
Environment (ICJPE).

Interested in planning or in participating in MDD-Chicago? We are looking for your ideas.
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Please email to: Beverley Walter at or call at 708 447-1547