Youth Media Summit – New York

Date: July 12, 2013

175 E 104th Street
New York , NY 10029



Join us in New York City for the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media’s third Youth Media Summit! Registration is open to all and is completely free! The Alliance continues with it’s fourth summit of our two year youth media initiative at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center in Harlem.

Preliminary Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00 Opening Remarks  and Keynote

    • Sylvia Strobel, Executive Director, Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media
    • Dan Coughlin, Executive Director, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
    • Iris Morales, Director, El Barrios Firehouse Community Media Center
    • NYC Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito – invited
    • John Liu, Comptroller, NYC – invited
    • Keynote: Sandra Dorsey Rice, VP, Emma Bowen Foundation

11:00 –12:00 Youth Media and Digital Literacy – The Funders Perspective

Moderator: Zenaida Mendez, Director, External Affairs, MNN


    • Michael Robbins, US Dept of Education
    • Sandra Dorsey Rice, VP, Emma Bowen Foundation

12:00 –1:00 – Lunch and Networking

1:00 –2:00 Education and Workforce Development  – Integrating Digital Literacy and Schools

Moderator: Jill Beale, Manager, Youth Media Education, BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn


    • Rob Direnzo, Partnership Development Manager, NYC Dept. of Ed
    • Emily Long, Director of Development and Communications, The LAMP
    • Christine Peng, Education Program Director, Maysles Institute in Harlem
    • Cynthia Carrion, Amnesty International USA – invited
    • Dr. JoEllen Fishkiller, Associate Professor, NYU – invited

2:00 –3:00 Life Skills, Community Building and Social Media:  The Impact of Youth Media

Moderator: Clifford Jacobs, Programming and Access Services Manager, Queens Public Television


    • Johnny Ramos, Director of PRO-TV, DCTV
    • Debra Sue Lorenzen, Director, Education, City Parks Foundation
    • Sanda Htyte, Radio Rookies, Associate Producer, WNYC Radio
    • Meghan McDermott, Global Action Project, invited

3:00 –4:00 Discussions and Screenings with Youth

Moderator: Marisa White, Youth Media, BronxNet


    • Andrew Leon, MNN Youth Producer
    • Maria Gomez, MNN Youth Producer
    • Justin Rodriguez, OPEN 2.0 Associate Producer , Bronxnet
    • Bianca Ortiz, OPEN 2.0 Associate Producer, Bronxnet
    • Nialaney Rodriguez , OPEN 2.0 Associate Producer, Bronxnet