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Sunday: Alt Media Open House

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logosAnother quick post about an event this weekend. CKUT 90.3FM and The Dominion Newspaper have teamed up to host a series of Alternative Media Open Houses in Montreal.

Tomorrow – Sunday, July 26th – we’ll be setting up a table at the Maison de l’Amitié (120 Duluth St. East) at 1:30 and will hang around until 4pm to answer your questions and hopefully recruit a few of you to our groups. (We’ve done two open houses so far; special thanks to the Immigrant Workers Centre and St-Columba House for hosting us). Free food will be provided by McGill’s wonderful Midnight Kitchen.

Both organisations are constantly on the look our for talented and interested folks who want to get involved and help provide an alternative perspective to the corporate dominated mainstream media. We’ll also be joined by folks from Montreal’s Independent Media Centre, a great resource and hub for indie media organising in Montreal.

Part of the goal is to get a bit more visibility for both these outlets, sure. But it’s also to demystify and open our media outlets to folks who don’t necessarily consider themselves journalists/media makers/writers/producers… While there’s a strong emphasis in both organisations on quality of content, there’s just as much emphasis on training, workshops and openness. So stop on by, ask a few questions, and learn a bit more about althernative media in your community…

And while you’re at it, stop by the new Sunday farmers market, Marché Duluth, a little further down the street, at the corner of Laval & Duluth St. East.

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Written by Tim McSorley

July 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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