AMP Blog: Public Presentations & Press
Next week, Allied Media Projects Co-Director Jenny Lee will attend the 2012 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in Miami, FL to present on the panel "Are we Making a Difference? Evaluating the Impact of Arts and Social Justice projects" alongside Rinku Sen of the Applied Research Center and Ken Chen of the Asian American Writers Workshop.
Allied Media Projects staff have presented at the last two South By Southwest Interactive conferences and we are hoping to return this year.
For years, community radio advocates and activists have used the Allied Media Conference as an annual point of convergence in the movement to expand community radio access in the United States. The passage of the Local Community Radio Act in 2011 creates new potential for the issuance of non-commercial low-power FM (LPFM) radio licenses all across the country for non-profits and partnering community groups.
"When they built the interstate highways through Detroit, they divided neighborhoods and paved a path to the suburbs. When we look at the digital divide, we see the information superhighway is doing the same thing: setting communities apart and giving the more affluent a path to abandon the city. For all of the Internet’s power to unite those of us who use it, how can we ensure that it does not divide us from those who don’t?"