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democracy now! dancing later.
It’s a frenzy of media democracy this weekend here in Montreal. CKUT 90.3 FM (campus community radio) is hosting a conference on media democracy and community radio. Unlike many academic conferences, where you have to pay to attend and the tone is, shall we say, occasionally a little bit exclusive, this event is free and geared toward members of the community. Plus, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! is giving the keynote address. Booyeah.
Especially of note is Saturday’s panel discussion on women in community radio - one of my Venus co-hosts will be talking about our experiences hosting a women’s music show, and other panelists will be covering anti-oppression community activism, grassroots feminism, and… women and air-guitar performances! I can’t wait to hear what this is all about. Anyway, now’s your chance to show up and ask what “women’s music” is, whether or not women need an exclusive space on the air, and why we never play Sarah McLachlan.
Then, once you’re totally pumped on the power of community radio, you can start building your own low-watt radio transmitter in one of the workshops offered at the station!
And when your brain is full, head down to Le Cagibi (5490 St. Laurent) on Saturday night for a bootyshaker of a party, DJ’ed by yours truly and the rest of the Venus collective.
Check out the full schedule here.