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Media In Resistance: 20 Years After Seattle

New York, NY

November 22, 2019 | Friday | 6:00 pm

The People’s Forum

320 W 37th St,
New York, NY 10018 ( see map )
Juan González will give opening remarks, and Amy Goodman will moderate the opening panel, at the Friday evening opening session of the 2-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the 1999 protest against the WTO in Seattle.

Media in Resistance: 20 Years After Seattle

The historic Seattle WTO protests of 1999 were part of world-wide movement against globalization, income inequality and climate change.

The opening session will examine the birth of the original indymedia center, the actual events in Seattle, and the influence of indymedia on social movements.

Opening Remarks:
Juan González, Rutgers University SC&I & Democracy Now!
Todd Wolfson, Rutgers University SC&I & Co-Director of the MIC Center, and Marisa Holmes, Doctoral Student, Rutgers University SC&I

Subcommandante Marcos Address at Freeing the Media Teach-in, 1996.
Malú Huacuja del Toro, writer, filmmaker, and activist organizing to support the EZLN in New York City.

Screening of the film Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO

Opening Panel:

Moderated by Amy Goodman, host and executive producer, Democracy Now!

Henda Chennaoui, Independent journalist based in Tunis, organizer, and contributing writer and editor at
Jeff Perlstein, Co-founder of Seattle Indymedia, and Development Director at Uncommon Law
Lorenzo Serna, Core organizer of Occupy Wall Street Media Working Group and co-founder of Unicorn Riot.
Rick Rowley, Filmmaker, co-founder Big Noise Films

The conference is sponsored by Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and Democracy Now!

It is a project of The Media, Inequality and Change Center (MIC), a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School and Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. The Center explores the intersections between media, democracy, technology, policy, and social justice.

For the full conference schedule, please go to event website.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP via the ticket link here of via the event website. Get tickets

Juan González

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...

Amy Goodman

Amy goodman
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....