hi all, I do not have an official website but you can read all about me by doing a google, bing, or yahoo search by Gary Kahn Chapel Hill or Gary Kahn in Chapel Hill. Gary Kahn
On Saturday Aug 17th, come out from 2-5 p.m. at Internationalist Bookstore at 405 W. Franklin St. in
Chapel Hill for the “Earth Nightly News” program and Independent Media
Workshop with editors from the Earth First!
Journal Collective out of Lake Worth, Florida and the Appalachian
office in Western NC. Find out how you can get involved in EF! Media projects
and more. Participants will discuss where they get their news, which forms are
most used, and how under-reported events and organizing can get more attentions
through alternative press.
The Earth First! Journal has been a circulating
printed newspaper and magazine for over 32 years. As the voice of the international
direct action movement, the EF! Journal Collective maintains a number of media
projects to help communicate the actions and ecological news to the world. Join
us for a presentation, live news program and discussion about reading, writing
and producing independent media.
Presenters from the journal include:
Leah Rothschild, editor and project manager of the Earth First! Journal
for the past 5 years. Leah was a committee member of the Forest Cafe in
Edinburgh from 2002-2005, an organizing member of the anti-G8 campaign
in Scotland in 2005, lived at the Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site
in a threatened ancient woodland, an organizing member of Reclaim the
Commons in Chicago in 2006, and is a founding member of Parasol
Project—a community arts organization in Tucson, Arizona. Leah toured
and lived on a veggie-powered school bus during two national tours, has
had writing published by a number of university and independent presses
and has a Bachelor of Art (BFA) degree, with honors, from the Edinburgh
College of Art in Scotland.
New father and current
editor on the *EF! Journal*collective and EF! activist organizer since
1997. From 2000-2004 he was a trainer for the Ruckus Society. In 2004 he
ran for the Mayor of Lake Worth, Florida. Since 2005, Tsolkas has been
co-chair of the grassroots Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition, a
group which files litigation regarding development issues in the
Everglades. He has been on the planning committee for three Earth First!
Organizers Conferences (2000, 2006 and 2008), and in 2009 spent 5
months traveling with the Earth First! Roadshow. In 2010 Panagioti
co-founded Uncivil Landscapes, a work collective which creates part-time
income opportunities through native landscaping for local activists in
South Florida. Tsolkas was named ‘Troublemaker of the Year’ in 2009 by
New Times magazine (Broward/Palm Beach edition). He has no formal
education past 10th grade; he is diploma-free and proud.
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Internationalist Bookstore 405 W. Franklin St.
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#CBOA Carrboro Board of Aldermen
#CHCCS Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
#CHTC Chapel Hill Town Council
# ? Hillsborough Board of Commissioners (aka Hillsborough Town Board)
Chad Johnston is the director of Chapel Hill's grassroots public access station The People's Channel. Not many people truly know the scope of the contributions he has made toward democratizing media both in Orange County and in Orange County. Sadly he's leaving us to run a station in a bigger community.
I've been a huge fan of Lessig's work for some time, and I can tell you from experience that he's a really great public speaker. You'll come away smarter after listening to him.
On March 4, the Center for Media Law and Policy will host a public address by Professor Lawrence Lessig, the
Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School,
and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard
University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Prof. Lessig taught
at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for
Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will tackle one of
the most challenging problems we face: corruption in politics. How have
good people, with good intentions, allowed our democracy to be co-opted
by outside interests, weakening our institutions and especially public
trust in those institutions? What role has the media played in this
weakening and what should be its role going forward?
Please join us on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the UNC Law School when
Prof. Lessig will discuss how we can root out corruption in our politics
and restore faith in the Fourth Estate’s role as a watchdog of
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
This Week in Orange Politics
The Independent Weekly has a new reporter on the Orange County beat, Billy Ball. He has some enormous shoes to fill since Chapel Hill native Joe Schwartz left the paper and the country. Ball is doing pretty well so far and asking good questions. I can't help but notice a few gaps in his knowledge of local issues, but that can be rectified with time.
In this week's article "City or Town?" Ball takes a look at Chapel Hill 2020 in advance of the draft comprehensive plan coming before the Town Council for inevitable approval on Monday. Although he doesn't ask the questions I'm most interested in now, such as how will the Town answer the many outstanding questions and gaps in the plan, I do appreciate him pointing out that "Some of its harshest criticism has come from within the committees that molded Chapel Hill 2020."
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