Low wages? Raise the minimum wage? A media panel & community forum

If you missed your opportunity to better understand the complicated issue of America’s wage wars, we’ve put together a Storify recapping the media panel & community forum hosted by The Workshop.

 

CLICK HERE for a PDF version of this event’s press release.

This event was brought to you by:

Community Media Workshop
The Field Foundation
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

October 29th Anti-violence Media Forum

Picture by Carlos Javier Ortiz

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Community Media Workshop hosts a media forum gathering journalists, community voices and students. Have your voice heard at this FREE EVENT on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Columbia College Chicago, 33 East Congress, Room 101 (Click here for map)

Join moderator Natalie Moore, WBEZ Reporter, in a conversation about covering violence with Brenda Butler of Columbia Links; Juliana Stratton of Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council; Chris Rudd of the Mikva Challenge; and Gaynor Hall Paterson, WGN/CLTV Reporter.

The anti-violence media forum is co-sponsored by Strengthening Chicago’s Youth at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Community Media Workshop, and sponsored by McCormick Foundation’s Why News Matters initiative.

Click here to read more about organizing against violence.

Chicago is the World: A Moroccan in Chicago

For the past three weeks, Community Media Workshop hosted Saad Lamzouaq, a journalist from the Sahara Media Agency in Morocco.

Images clockwise from top left: "Welcome to CMW, Saad!" lunch; A wacky Workshop staff pic on the last Fellowship day; Interviewing Don Moseley, Carol Marin's Producer; Outside the NBC tower.

Chosen as a Fellow for an exchange program implemented by Citizen Bridges International, Saad came to the Workshop to understand the work that we do and the Chicago media outlets we work with. Read about his experience on the Chicago is the World blog.

Funding for this project was provided by the U.S. Department of State for a program called “Legislative Fellows: An Exchange Program for Egypt, Morocco and the U.S.” implemented by Citizen Bridges International (formerly Heartland International), a nonprofit organization in Chicago, Illinois in partnership with Center for Peace and Human Development in Cairo, Egypt and  Neighborhoods Association (IDMAJ) in Casablanca, Morocco.

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