PRESS RELEASE: Media Rise Festival Kicks Off in D.C. on September 28

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September 24, 2017 | 10:18 am by Mandar Apte

WHAT: The 3rd annual Media Rise Festival returns to Washington, D.C. on September 28 – October 4. The 2015 festival will explore how media can build trust and empathy through individual voices and community systems. Topics this year include:

VOICES

  • Race, Ethnicity & Indigenous Issues
  • Gender & Sexuality

SYSTEMS

  • Governance & Accountability
  • Environmental Sustainability

The weeklong Media Rise Festival includes a pitch night for media innovators, a video challenge connecting filmmakers with local nonprofits, a forum of panel talks, a youth festival for teens and educators, and other community-driven events, including film screenings and workshops.

WHO: Creatives, changemakers, entrepreneurs and educators, dedicated to elevating media for social good.

HOW: See the agenda & register: http://mediarisenow.org/festival

Most events are free and open to the public. Ticketed admission is required for Friday’s Pitch Night & Doc-in-a-Day and Saturday’s Forum.

2015 AGENDA:

WELCOME PARTY

Dickson Wine Bar, 903 U St NW

Monday, September 28, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN PROMOTING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT?

OpenGov Hub, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 500

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FILM: “THE MASK YOU LIVE IN”

Busboys and Poets (Brookland), 625 Monroe St NE, Pearl Bailey Room

Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP: VISUAL STORYTELLING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFITS

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FILM: WATERMARK

Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street NW

Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP: PROBLEMATIC PERCEPTIONS

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center, 1632 U St NW

Thursday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FILM: “RISERS” PREMIERE

Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW

Thursday, October 1, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

YOUTH MEDIA RISE

Richard Wright Charter School, 770 M St SE

Friday, October 2, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PITCH NIGHT & DOC-IN-A-DAY

Songbyrd, 2477 18th St NW

Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

FORUM

Impact Hub, 419 7th St NW, 3rd Floor

Saturday, October 3, 8:30 a. m. –  5:00 p.m.

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Media Rise is a global nonprofit volunteer-driven alliance that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media. www.mediarisenow.org

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