Talk: Radio Barnraisings: How We Gather a Community to Build a New Radio Station in Three Days

Event Details

October 3, 2013
3:30 pm-5:30 pm

WGBY Partyka Room
44 Hampden St.
Springfield, MA 01103
United States
42° 6' 12.3516" N, 72° 35' 41.8272" W
Free admission
Contact:
Mari Castaneda
413-545-1307

This workshop demonstrates how an entire community can come together to create accessible media spaces. Drawing from the Amish rural tradition, radio barnraisings combine work, skill sharing, political spectacle and celebration to make a dramatic change in the empowerment of a community.

Pete Tridish is a radio engineer and media activist, who has worked with hundreds of community groups to build radio stations and change the laws to create opportunities for ownership of stations by social justice organizations.

This event is part of the Five College Public Policy Initiative's Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence Program. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Public Policy and Administration; the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Five Colleges, Inc.