Don’t Miss these Upcoming Bay Area Media Collaborative Events

2017-18 Bay Area Media Collaborative Events

• October 5
Presentation by Juan González, author of “Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities”

Two appearances:

4 pm–González will speak at Rigoberta Menchú Hall, Terrace Level, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University. Program co-sponsored by Renaissance Journalism, the Journalism Department and the Ethnic Studies Student Association.

7 pm–González will appear in conversation with John Avalos, former San Francisco supervisor, at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. The event is presented by City Lights in conjunction with Renaissance Journalism and The New Press, the book’s publisher.

• October 20
Presentation by Richard Rothstein, author, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”
Presented in partnership with Northern California Grantmakers

The program will be held at 9:30 am Friday, Oct. 20, at Northern California Grantmakers, 160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco. To reserve a seat, please email registrar@ncg.org and note that you were invited by Renaissance Journalism.

• November 1
Spaceship Media Community Conversations about the housing crisis begin on Facebook.

• November 14
Screening of “City Rising: Gentrification Renters and Displacement,” with Juan Devis and KCET-TV.
Presented in partnership with Northern California Grantmakers

• November 15
On The Table: A Day of Community Building Through Conversation
Sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

• January 2018
Homelessness Solutions Symposium
Sponsored by San Francisco Public Press

 

About the Bay Area Media Collaborative

The Bay Area Media Collaborative (BAMC) is a three-year initiative to test an innovative model of collaborative, community-centered journalism. This ambitious effort seeks to inspire and support journalists from diverse news organizations to work collaboratively as they investigate the region’s most pressing problems—and in the process, produce powerful journalism with far-reaching impact.

To begin, the Bay Area Media Collaborative will tackle the complex housing crisis. From the unbridled gentrification of neighborhoods to the displacement of longtime residents and the seemingly intractable problem of homelessness, this issue profoundly affects the health and well-being of many communities.

By working collaboratively, journalists will be able to leverage their strengths, resources, expertise and community connections. They’ll also be challenged to dig more deeply into the housing crisis, uncovering and examining the systemic forces driving this issue, as well as viable solutions.

BAMC will sponsor news briefings and other events where journalists will meet leading experts, community leaders, policymakers and others. Small grants will be available to news organizations to stimulate collaborative reporting projects. Unique community engagement activities will help journalists strengthen their relationships with the communities they serve.