Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Amy Goodman's Un-Embed the Media Tour continues in Urbana, IL tomorrow (and other dates this month)

Amy Goodman's Un-Embed The Media Tour:

Urbana, IL:
Wednesday, May 11, 3:30 PM
Can Freedom of the Press Survive Media Consolidation?

A Conference for Artists, Journalists, Media Executives, Policy Makers, Activists, and Scholars
Sponsored by the Illinois Initiative for Media Policy Research
Tuesday, May, 107:30 pm

Opening Plenary
Wednesday, May 113:30 pmPanel Discussion
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit

St. Louis, MO:
Friday, May 13, 11:30 AM
The National Conference for Media Reform

Open Plenary: "A Call to Action"
Millennium Hotel
200 South 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
For the conference:

Regular registration fee: $185
Reduced fee for students, seniors, and lower-income activists: $85
Reduced rates are available an honor system
for individuals who cannot afford the regular fee
Single-day rates are NOT available for this event.
For more information about the conference, visit

St. Louis, MO:
Friday, May 13, 8 PM
First Unitarian Church

5007 Waterman Blvd.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, call Left Bank Books, 314-367-6731, or visit their website at

Winnipeg, MB:
Sunday, May 15, 12:15 PM
The Canadian Association of Journalists Annual Conference

Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C OR3
For more information about the conference, visit

San Francisco, CA:
Friday, May 20, 7:30 PM
U.S. premiere of the documentary, Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident, with Dr. Helen Caldicott of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute and Julia Butterfly Hill
Castro Theatre

429 Castro Street at Market
San Francisco
$25 for the event ($15 student/seniors) and $100 for the event and reception following the film with Dr. Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Julia Butterfly Hill.
To purchase advance tickets online or print out a mail-in order form, visit

Philadelphia, PA:
Saturday, May 21, 4:15 PM
Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia

Keynote speech, The Importance of Independent Media
Law School of the University of Pennylvania

3401 Sansom St.

Ashland, WI:
Saturday, May 28
Northland College Commencement

More details to be posted soon.

Los Angeles, CA:
Sunday, May 29, 8:00 PM
11th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference

Co-hosted by the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed; and Applied Theatre Arts, Los Angeles; and CAFE of the Paulo Freire Instute, UCLA
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland
Hollywood, California
Tickets for this event:
The Saturday through Tuesday Conference tickets are available online at PTO Website
Tickets for the Saturday, 8:00 PM event: $10 donation, available at the door
For more information, call (213) 740-6673

To check for dates added or details added (for instance, May 28th's Ashland, WI will have details added later) click on the "Un-Embed the Media" permalink to the left. The tour was in Urbana today and continues tomorrow (Wednesday). In addition we'll be linking to something by Danny Schechter later tonight for the St. Louis, MO events beginning this Friday, May 13th.

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