[act-ma] 6/3 SoJust Skillshare: Video for Social Change

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Thu May 30 06:24:17 PDT 2013

Interested in adding the power of video to your social justice or nonprofit
work? Learn to use video to not only educate and inform, but to spur action
and engagement. *Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Video for
Social Change on Monday, June 3rd, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.*

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common
values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow
for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly Skillshare
Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual
capacity for movement building.

6:00-6:30 Socializing -  *bring your own dinner*
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

*Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.*
*Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org*
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
*Newcomers always welcomed!*

*Video for Social Change*: *Using Video for Activism, Education, and
Nonprofit Work*
This workshop provides an opportunity to explore video production that not
only educates and informs, but also serves as a tool to spur action and
engagement.  Participants will learn various models and approaches for
using video strategically for change, and will learn tips and tools for
planning, filming, editing, and distributing a video for strategic impact.
SoJusters will have a chance to discuss video project ideas and will leave
with resources for further learning and skill building.


*Ali Pinschmidt
*Ali is a filmmaker, educator, and works to amplify the perspectives of
others through video training and outreach.  Working as Program Coordinator
for Community Supported Film <http://csfilm.org/>, Ali coordinates outreach
and engagement campaigns for films made by CSFilm trainees in communities
in crisis and transition.  Ali has been an adjunct faculty member at Clark
University and Holyoke Community College, designing and teaching the
course “Video for Social Change”.  She has also taught Citizen Video
Journalism at Amherst Media.  She was recently trained by industry leaders
from Working Films and the Fledgling Fund at “Reel Change”, an intensive
training on designing audience engagement campaigns for social issue
documentary films.

At Clark University, Ali earned a Master’s in International Development and
Social Change with a focus using video as a tool for change. Ali’s
documentary film projects have been used by the Institute for International
Cooperation and Development and Haley House, Inc. for promotional and
training purposes, and recent films were featured at the Northampton
International Film Festival, and Pioneer Valley Transition Town Film
Festival.  Her most recent project is a video-mediated conversation between
youth, teachers, and administrators in western mass to explore the issue of
students dropping out of school.  Ali has worked with several international
and US-based nonprofits in the fields of education, poverty alleviation,
direct service, and empowerment through grassroots video – including with
Video Volunteers in Goa, India.

**  DIRECTIONS<http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/site/c.ddKGIQNuEmG/b.1363373/k.5381/About_Us__Directions.htm>
The NonProfit Center* is located one block from South Station at 89 South
Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

*Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org*
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring
progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this
"Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and
build new visions for our movement(s).

With over 2250 members and almost 7 years of creating a diverse cross-issue
community in Boston (150+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best
place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking
for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

*YES, WE MEAN YOU.* We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone
like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

*Want to know more about SoJust?* Check out our  Frequently Asked
 and  past event photos <http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/>!
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