We are a different Chicago: a forum on the February election


Election forum for ethnic news media, Jan – 11-2011.

We are a different Chicago. More of us speak languages other than English. Some of us are richer. Many are poorer. Many are immigrants and refugees. Many of our neighborhoods have changed.  Some better. Some worse.

And we have needs and problems that we expect our political leaders to resolve.

But will they? Will the new mayor and the city council hear our voices? And who are the best ones to elect?

Because there’s a lot at stake in the mayoral and city council elections for Chicago’s ethnic communities, you will want to join us for our ethnic news media election briefing on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

You will want to make sure you can explain why and how this election matters to your readers, to your listeners, to your audience.
Experts will provide the election-related facts and insights you need for your stories, editorials, blogs or surveys.

We will have speakers from Enlace Chicago, the Asian-American Institute, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Prof. Robert Starks, Director of the Harold Washington Institute for Research and Policy Studies at Northeastern Illinois University

Here is a chance also to meet with other members of the ethnic news media and help build the Chicago Ethnic News Media Alliance (CEMA), a movement to unite the ethnic news media.
The meeting will be held from 9 to 11 am at our offices at 218 S. Wabash, 7th floor, Chicago. Parking is close by and so too are nearby CTA stations

Click here for a map
http://tinyurl.com/2eetwp2

Space is limited so please sign in here:

Stephen Franklin
Ethnic News Media Project Director
Community Media Workshop
312 369 6400 ex 7782
cell 773 595 8667
http://www.chicagoistheworld.org



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