Recently, consumer advocate, attorney, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader invited Project Censored director Mickey Huff to speak at his historic “Breaking Through Power” event in Washington D.C., at Constitution Hall. Day two of the four day event, Tuesday May 24th, focuses on Breaking Through the Media, which is where Project Censored will be featured. The talk, right after Phil Donahue, will focus on censorship in the US press and outline the importance of critical media literacy and civic engagement in education as a means of achieving equity and social justice. From local to global, we need a truly free and independent press as a means of realizing those ends.
About the “Breaking Through Power” Nader says, “Fifty years ago the publication of Unsafe at Any Speed sparked a serious awakening in our society that launched initiatives and organizations that have dramatically improved our personal health and safety, in the home, workplace, marketplace and the environment. To celebrate this milestone, and to reflect and renew our civic spirit and resolve we are convening an unprecedented gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts, and concerned citizens for four days at historic Constitution Hall in Washington DC.”
More specifically, Nader states the goals for day two on Breaking Through the Media: “Leading authors, documentary filmmakers, journalists, cartoonists, new media content producers and other creative advocates will gather to discuss tactics to reform our communications landscape, and open the airwaves and internet up to serious and compelling content. Together we will launch a new organization – ‘Voices’ – a full-spectrum advocacy group to champion an open, democratic communication commons.”
For the past 40 years, Project Censored has advocated for and been part of an open, democratic communication commons and has strived to further grow these possibilities through education. It’s an honor to be invited to such an historic event regarding civic affairs with such a roster of iconic figures and experts, several of whom we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. We hope to continue to build alliances when, where, and how we can in support of our mission to fight censorship, spread critical media literacy, and train the next generation of citizen journalists as watchdogs helping to create a more just and democratic future.
Project Censored was also prominently featured on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/mickey-huff-david-freeman-dr-gordon-douglas/ in advance of the historic gathering. For more information, see https://www.breakingthroughpower.org The event is scheduled to live stream and be archived at The Real News Network- http://therealnews.com/t2/. We hope you can tune in, or if you are local to D.C. attend in person! Scholarships are available for students, the cost to the general public is $20 a day.
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Thank You and Power to the People!