Date & Time
November 11, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Busboys & Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC, USA
Lessons of the Sixties: The Decline of Newspaper and Rise of Social Media
The first in a varied series by the "Lessons of the Sixties" project; first event looking at the evolution of news media and its impact and opportunities for social justice organizing.
Come to the first in a series over the next year that will bring together old and young social justice activists to "pass it on." The full project is entitled "Lessons of the Sixties: A History of Local Washington, DC Activism for Peace and Justice from 1960 to Now.”
This first event in the series, moderated by Sabri Ben-Achour, reporter at WAMU 88.5 Public Radio, is a panel discussion about the decline of the newspaper, the rise of social media, and the impact and opportunities these pose for social justice organizing. Including a revealing presentation on how the huge, but little known 1975 strike at the Washington Post crippled unions. There will also be great live entertainment.
- John Hanrahan, former Washington Post reporter and long-time investigative journalist who refused to cross the picket lines during the 1975 Washington Post pressmen's strike
- Pete Tucker, independent journalist who reports at TheFightBack.org,
- Julia Kann, Assistant Mobilizer for Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO, and
- more to come...
For more information and/or to RSVP please email DCproject60@gmail.com or call Norman Oslik at 301-322-5272.