- March 16, 2016
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
TICKETS $15/$20 at the door
Making Contact is a nationally known public radio program that investigates and reports on issues around social justice. Join the Making Contact editorial team for a special live recording event at CIIS. Participate in their transmission and commission of acts of journalism celebrating International Women’s Day and be part of the program. radioproject.org
Join our discussion on Black Lives Matter and community journalism with Cat Brooks of SF's Anti Police-Terror Project and Manolia Charlotin of The Media Consortium who is working on Making Contact's special Immigration and Elections miniseries. Lisa Rudman, Making Contact's Executive Director will MC.
Lisa Rudman is the Executive Director of Making Contact, our Bay Area's locally grown and nationally known radio program and podcast. Each week you will hear feature pieces about Black Lives Matter and Racial Justice, Climate Change and Resilience, Food Sovereignty, Prison Reform, Health/Housing/Work issues, Anti-militarism, Economic Justice, LGBTQ and Women's Rights. Listen via 120 radio stations or podcast and www.radioproject.org. Making Contact is an independent media outlet --no corporate or government funding-- supported by those of us who care about people's rights, dignity and justice. Lisa brings over 20 years of experience in production and management in community radio and public television. She serves on the coordinating committee of The Media Consortium, a network of 80 print, TV, web and radio outlets. Her video documentaries on political prisoners in the U.S. have won several awards, and the team she leads at Making Contact consistently garners awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Lisa believes in "practicing journalism for justice." Lisa's insights, passion and humor make her an edu-taining speaker, strategic thinker, and collaborative partner.
Manolia Charlotin is a multimedia journalist and strategist with experience in print, broadcast and online platforms. Currently, Manolia is the Director of Special Projects at The Media Consortium where she manages editorial collaborations among member outlets, spearheads #TMCinColor and curates independent media coverage of the movement for Black lives.
She is the former managing editor at Feet in 2 Worlds, hosted and co-produced Caribbean Spotlight on BK Live, served as editor-in-chief and publisher for The Haitian Times and as editor and business manager at the Boston Haitian Reporter. Manolia has been a featured news commentator on several programs, including Al Jazeera English, France 24, NPR and American University Radio (WAMU), providing analysis on Haiti and the African diaspora, advocacy, media diversity and politics.
As a thought leader in public policy, she has delivered remarks and presented lectures on U.S. foreign policy, international development and post-disaster reconstruction to Congress and numerous universities. As a political strategist and organizer, she's worked on several electoral and issue-based campaigns. Manolia is based in the Eastern U.S.
Cat Brooks is an artivist and mother whose spent her life working on many social justice issues. In 2009, Cat joined the fight for Oscar Grant and was instrumental in developing organizing and communications strategies and leading multiple demonstrations. In 2013, Cat co-founded the Anti Police-Terror Project whose mission is to eradicate police terror in communities of color. For the last two years, APTP has successfully called for 96 hours of direct action over King weekend which culminates in the Reclaiming King's Radical Legacy March; bringing thousands into the streets. At the age of 8, Brooks found her voice on the stage as an actress and in her journals as a writer. In her early 20's, she lived in Los Angeles working as an actress and communications professional. Since then, her life has been about impacting inequitable social dynamics through communications, organizing, advocacy, public speaking, and art. Cat is also a member of Black Lives Matter and one of the Black Friday 14; a group of Black activists who locked down the West Oakland BART station on Black Friday in 2014. She is currently writing a one-woman show about the in-custody death of Natasha McKenna. She lives in West Oakland.