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Rio Interviewed on KBOO Air Cascadia

Rio Interviewed on KBOO Air Cascadia

Fellow B Media member Rio Collier talked about our upcoming community media workshop series, and discussed community engagement, propaganda, and the importance of multiple perspectives when making films. Host Chris Andre referred to B Media as “rekindling the fire of activism media.” Check it out below: http://kboo.fm/content/aircascadiaon092613

Fall Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution

Fall Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution

B Media is hosting a series of low-cost remix workshops open to the public the weekend of September 27-29th. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the OROR Fest , an experimental unfestival celebrating independent art and technology made in Portland, OR. About the workshops: Participation in the workshops will be sliding scale for single workshop or full weekend passes, with current or new B Media sustainers participating for free. Topics include how to search through and download archival […]

New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin

New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin

A black person is extra-judicially killed by police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes every 28 hours in the US according to “Operation Ghetto Storm”, a study by the  Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an anti-racist grassroots activist organization. After the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman, the man that shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year old African American youth, people around the country gathered to commemorate Trayvon’s life and voice their outrage at the violence and impunity […]

New Video: Home Defenders

New Video: Home Defenders

People in Portland, Oregon, have been protecting families from eviction with active community defense since December 2011.  This short documentary, made in partnership with We Are Oregon, introduces you to the folks who are committed to housing justice, even if they’re not experiencing eviction themselves.  Meet Emily, a 9-month-pregnant woman who is also full-time student, Nabeeh, an former resident of North Portland who is under water himself, and Eduardo, an organizer in the movement for housing justice.  Together, they are […]

Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.

Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.

About two years ago, B Media Collective finished our third experimental Variety Show. Variety Tree: Earth Day, Inc. travels through a complex ecosystem of media streams, political landscapes and concrete jungles to explore how corporately fueled consumerism has pushed so many into the cracks on the street and that no matter how much Roundup is used that life will fight back. Take half an hour of your busy day to sit back and relax… then go make things happen!

New video: This is Wage Theft

New video: This is Wage Theft

B Media collaborated with the Portland Solidarity Network on this informational short to raise awareness about wage theft.   The Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol) is an all-volunteer organization devoted to advocating for the rights of workers and tenants. They use direct action to confront individuals, organizations, or corporations responsible for exploiting, harassing, or cheating – in monetary or non-monetary terms – workers or tenants.

New Video: Rockwood Youth Media Project

New Video: Rockwood Youth Media Project

B Media Collective teamed up with a group of youth participating in We Are Oregon’s Rockwood Arts and Media Program (RAMP) to create dialogue about their community.  Through photos and video, the group documented different aspects of Rockwood, focusing on what is unique and important about their community, as well as their specific visions for transforming and challenging some of the negative aspects and stereotypes of where they live. The project culminated with a public exhibit, in early January of […]

New Video: Water is Life

New Video: Water is Life

B Media attended a hip-hop inspired youth pow wow at the Gathering of Nations in New Mexico this past April. See what drumming, breakdancing, and a culture of creative resistance have to do with the current struggle for water rights plaguing the Navajo nation.

Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation

Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation

A public forum with authors Bill Bigelow, Jesse Hagopian, Sarah Knopp and Adam Sanchez A conservative consensus dominates the discussion about what?s wrong with our schools and how to fix them: scapegoat teachers, vilify our unions, and promise more private control and market solutions. In each case, students lose?especially students of color and the children of the working class and the poor. Education and Capitalism, written by teacher activists, speaks back to that elite consensus. It draws on the ideas […]