[Pttv-announce] Paper Tiger Television's Upcoming Events
jen at papertiger.org
Wed Nov 12 15:49:54 EST 2003
Please come out to some of the upcoming Paper Tiger TV events- we need your
support and I would love to see all of you there!
Thursday, November 13th 7pm-10pm "International Resistance" screening
Officeops 57 Thames St. Brooklyn
NISPOP (network in solidarity with the people of the philippines), Friends
of MST(movimento dos trabalhiadores rurais sem terra, brazil), Venezuela
Solidarity Committee & Officeops
Exposing struggles from around the world.
Featuring videos from Colombia, Palestine, Korea, Brazil and more.
*Activists from the Philippines, Brazil and Venezuela
*Music by DJ Scribe
Tickets - sliding scale $7-$12
Take the L train to Morgan Ave and walk around the block
Sunday, November 16th 12pm-3pm Fundraising Brunch
Edge Space, 289 Hudson St. (SW corner @ spring st.)
close to 1/9 houston st. or C/E to spring st.
Join PTTV supporters to celebrate 22 years of media democracy!
RSVP Required by THURSDAY (tomorrow) November 13. (212) 420-9045
$20-$50 suggested donation
Saturday, November 22 @ "The Last Exit" in Brooklyn all night
Dance, drink and be hypnotized by those stories left out of the mainstream
This event will give you tons to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner back at
A night out on the town to benefit Paper Tiger.
Video, music and afterhours fun.
Suggested donation - $6-20
Atlantic between Henry and Clinton, Take F to Bergen St. or N to Court St.
Paper Tiger to Hold Series of Events for Fundraising
Paper Tiger Television, NYC¹s first media activism collective is celebrating
22 years as an organization this November. This celebration of alternative
media is happening simultaneously as the collective faces its worst economic
crisis to date.
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is one of the longest-running independent
media collectives in the world who is working to challenge and expose the
corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public
awareness of the influence of mass media and involving people in the process
of making media is mandatory for our long-term goal of information equity.
Since 1981, Paper Tiger has involved thousands of youth and adults in the
production of over 300 hundred social issue television shows; reached
thousands more through media literacy workshops at high schools,
conferences, and community centers; collaborated with community based groups
throughout New York to organize grass roots screenings; and developed a
unique consensus-based decision making and artistic process that is used as
a model internationally.
Unfortunately, for the first time ever, Paper Tiger will be forced to
lay-off its two part time staff people this December.
In the last year and a half we have seen a sudden and dramatic reduction in
income. This year, despite extra efforts and proposals, our private
foundation funding has been dramatically reduced from previous years. Our
state arts funding was cut by 15 percent, two vital programs that support
our work were closed (and we expect further cuts next year). In addition,
income from distributing our tapes to universities is down 40 percent. This
has all happened simultaneously as PTTV tripled the amount of awards it had
received in previous years and was invited to over 21 highly respected film
festivals by October 2003.
Paper Tiger is reaching out to the community at large to support its work.
If you have enjoyed or used Paper Tiger programming, if you believe and
media democracy or if you are also an alternative media organization, Paper
Tiger needs your help.
PTTV members have all pledged to raise $500 in donations to the organization
individually. Though financial support is much needed, publicity, kind words
and tape purchases are much appreciated. It is our goal to raise $15,000 in
tape sales, and donations by our birthday on November. We¹ve already raised
$4,000 in the first 2 weeks of our fundraising drive.
The collective is organizing a number of benefit events and fundraising
initiatives. If you can lend support by listing or promoting our upcoming
events in your publication, it would help us to reach our goal. Enclosed
with this press release, please find information on our most recent
productions, the upcoming NYC Grassroots Media Conference, media literacy
and counter recruitment efforts.
Please feel free to contact Denisse Andrade or Jennifer Nedbalsky with any
questions by emailing info at papertiger.org or calling (212) 420-9045.
Please see the attached sheets for a list of our upcoming events.
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