USHRN Education Call: Human Rights Radio

The US Human Rights Network hosted a webinar in partnership with Prometheus Radio Project on August 21, 2012 to share information about community radio and this historic opportunity. 

Jeff Rousset of Prometheus Radio Project shared the history of Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations, the larger media context in the U.S, and offered information on the upcoming opportunity to apply for LPFM radio stations along with the logisitcs of starting a station. 

Cruz Salucio and Adrian Alcantar from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shared ways CIW has used radio in their organizing and community building. 

Danielle Mkali of Main Street Project shared how groups in Minneapolis are organizing to start LPFM radio stations.

After a 10 year fight, media justice advocates successfully passed the Local Community Radio Act in 2011. Now, there is a one-time opportunity to open up access to the airwaves for social justice groups.