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  • Bangor Media Collective 5:25 pm on May 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: activism, , , , , worker rights, youth   

    Young People Needed for Educational Labor Event 

    Are you a YOUNG WORKER? Do you or someone you know hold an after-school job, or work in retail or restaurants to pay for college, clothes, or rent? 

    Photo by Suzanne Anderson

    Do you want to spend a weekend afternoon in June participating in an amazing, educational, artistic & fun project bringing awareness to the how the labor mural removed from Maine’s Dept. of Labor relates to our lives today?

    Send Zeraph an email at bangorcommunitymedia
    @gmail.com!

    Bangor Media Collective is working with Food AND Medicine and Eastern Maine Labor Council to create a “living” piece of labor history.

    We will raise awareness through this project about the challenges people still face today at work. Six awesome, committed youth are needed for this fun project. To get involved, contact Zeraph at bangorcommunitymedia@gmail.com.

     
  • Bangor Media Collective 3:30 am on May 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: activism, , , , media justice, radio   

    Interview with Meaghan LaSala on Grassroots Media Conference 

    Meaghan LaSala is an Americorps Vista outreach coordinator with WERU Community Radio. She’s also the host of the monthly WERU show Bangor Area Commons, covering a wide range of arts, cultural, and political issues and events from the Bangor area, with live guests and local call-ins. Media Collective organizer Martin Chartrand and I met Meaghan when we had the opportunity to talk about Bangor Media Collectiveon her show last December.

    These days, she is also working an another project in conjunction with the station– a Grassroots Media Conference at Unity College this September.

    The conference aims to bring together media groups, artists and activists from all over Maine to meet, learn and strategize. In this interview, Meaghan explains what the conference is, how it can help you improve your media effectiveness whether you’re an activist or an artist, and how the conference is part of the larger struggle for media justice.

     
  • Bangor Media Collective 3:31 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: activism, , , local food   

    Meet Your Farmer on May 10 

    May 10 from 5-8 pm at Brick Church, 126 Union St., Bangor will be a screening of “Meet Your Farmer,” a documentary featuring eight farmers in Maine.

    From 5-6 pm will be mingling time with a beer tasting, appetizers, and displays from local farms. The film will start at 6 pm, followed by a question and answer panel with local farmers at 7 pm.

    “Meet Your Farmer” is essential viewing for local food lovers and anyone who feels it’s important to know where their food comes from. Each segment of the documentary introduces you to a farming family, gets you acquainted with their farm through beautiful footage, and explains in the farmers’ words the challenges, blessings and opportunities in Maine farming.

    Sponsored by Food and Medicine, Maine Farmland Trust, Bangor Green Drinks, and River City Cinema.

    What: Screening of “Meet Your Farmer”
    When: Tuesday May 10, 5-8 pm
    Where: Brick Church, 126 Union St., Bangor

     
  • Bangor Media Collective 3:35 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: activism, nurses, , videos   

    How much has changed since MSNA unionized nurses… 

    How much has changed since MSNA unionized nurses in Bangor, Maine voted to strike last winter? The nurses’ employer, EMMC, is still unwilling to compromise and find a solution to nurses’ concerns about safe staffing.Overworked nurses have grown concerned that patient care may be seriously affected by poor nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Watch the video on the strike, and consider dropping in tomorrow night at the Bangor Public Library for the Public Forum on Staffing and Healthcare Quality at EMMC. This Forum is April 25th at 6 pm in the 3rd floor lecture hall.

     
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