The People’s Forum
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.
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
Moderated by Amy Goodman, host and executive producer, Democracy Now!
Henda Chennaoui, Independent journalist based in Tunis, organizer, and contributing writer and editor at Nawaat.org.
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 Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....