Special Event Discussion Panel: From Audience to Activist

Today, people have the tools to hold power structures to account. Cellphone videos and live distribution channels are being used as evidence for advocacy in cases of police and military accountability, protests, and hate crimes. But, in a troubling trend, those involved in capturing and distributing the footage face serious repercussions. Join us for a discussion exploring how publicly sourced media is being utilized for impact, and the issues that civilians encounter when recording and distributing information, as our panel of filmmakers, journalists and activists share best practices on how to hold powerful institutions accountable safely and effectively.

The panel will be moderated by Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!

Panelists include:

Dennis Flores, Artist, Activist, and Educator, El Grito de Sunset Park

Jennifer MacArthur, Media Strategist and Creative Producer, Borderline Media

Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change, published in 2016.

Jackie Zammuto, Program Manager, WITNESS

WHEN: June 15, 2017; 6:30 P.M.

WHERE: Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th Street, north side between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Box office 212 875 5600

*Join us after the discussion, where participants from the panel and others will share best practices, materials and hands-on guidance about how to film and share media safely. In collaboration with Meerkat Media, WITNESS and others. Furman Gallery, Film Society of Lincoln Center, 8-9:30pm