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ALLIANCE YOUTH MEDIA SUMMIT CHICAGO: The Dream Is Now

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Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street

Chicago, IL 60601

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YOUTH MEDIA SUMMIT/CHICAGO

THE DREAM IS NOW

November 3, 2017 9AM – Noon

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, IL

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On Friday, November 3, The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture in partnership with Chicago Youth Voices will host the Youth Media Summit/Chicago – a free half-day convening for youth media organizations, educators, emerging artists, and community leaders to gather together in intergenerational solidarity. Together we'll experience some of the most exciting youth media work of the year, and share compelling new projects and collaborations. We'll use the insights gained to create tangible goals and values for an emerging 2018 National Youth Media.

For three participatory hours, the Gene Siskel Film Center will be filled with celebration and inquiry – we’ll share stories, experiences, new ideas, and desired futures.

During the Summit, we are excited to present:

  • A Showcase of new youth media from Chicago, IL; Whitesburg, KY; Richmond, CA and beyond;

  • The Launch of THE ISSUE: an intergenerational arts magazine designed to imagine and build a future where we all belong – featuring spoken word, music, and interactive media;

  • Insights in Civic Participation and Media Literacy: a presentation of key learnings from the National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) Pre-Conference held in Chicago on June 26, 2017, in partnership with The Alliance, Free Spirit Media, Chicago Youth Voices Network, and 14 Black Poppies;

  • A Town Hall identifying the pressing needs and emerging solutions in the Chicago youth media community, to inspire local collaborations and inform the next phase of the national Collective Action initiative.

Attendance at Youth Media Summit/Chicago is free of charge and includes lunch. As space is limited and we seek a diverse audience, we encourage small, intergenerational teams to attend. Please RSVP here. We look forward to gathering in Chicago! For questions, please contact Jason Wyman, Jason@thealliance.media.

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The Chicago Youth Voices Network is a coalition of youth media organization working together to strengthen the field of youth media. Since 2006, the Chicago Youth Voices Network has gathered for peer learning, advocacy, and joint projects in order to amplify the voice of chicago youth and catalyze postive change.

Members include:

Special thank you to Contexture Media Network.

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