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|KQED Education Network Introduces Two Media Series to East Bay Communities to Spark Dialogue and Action|
Making Connections Media Outreach Initiative Benefits the Lower San Antonio Neighborhood in Oakland
KQED Joins the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts to Present the Richmond Community Media Series
San Francisco, April 22, 2002 -- KQED Educational Network (EdNet) is launching a series of media events in two East Bay cities: The Richmond Community Media Series in Richmond, California, and the Making Connections Media Outreach Initiative in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood in Oakland. In collaboration with community agencies and individuals, a series of films and programs will be screened to promote community development, and strengthen youth and families. Both series kick off with a viewing of Legacy, a compelling documentary about self-determination, transformation, faith and hope. Wanda Collins-Jackson and Alaissa Collins, family members depicted in the film, will be present at both screenings to speak with guests. Legacy will also be broadcast on KQED Public Television 9 on November 29 at 11:00 p.m.
The Richmond Community Media Series, a collaboration between KQED and the East Bay Center for the Performing arts, seeks to develop an in-depth relationship with the Richmond community through ongoing activities that address local issues. The project will sponsor a series of public screenings and facilitated discussions, focusing on issues of immigration, family loss, race, children's health and AIDS. Each monthly event offers an evening of film, food and community dialogue. The first event, a screening of Legacy, will take place on Thursday, November 21 at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Future screenings include The Secret Kiss on Saturday, December 7 and KQED's Bay Window "Children and Asthma" in January.
The Making Connections Media Outreach Initiative is part of the national Making Connections project funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The initiative benefits 22 cities across the country, in which local public television stations bring media resources to community stakeholders as a way to address relevant issues. Outreach efforts by KQED in Lower San Antonio will extend over a 10-year period. One of the first of these initiatives, the Legacy screening and follow-up panel discussion, will take place on Friday, November 22 at the Oakland Museum of California.
Both events are free and open to the public. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Please RSVP to (415) 553-2293 for both events.
The Richmond Community Media Series: Screening of excerpts of Legacy
Thursday, November 21, 2002
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th Street, Richmond, California
Free dinner will be provided
The Making Connections Media Outreach Initiative: Screening of Legacy
Friday, November 22, 2002
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, California
EdNet, KQED's education and outreach division, works to ensure that programs have a life beyond broadcast, extending the impact of KQED's resources into the community through a range of media-making opportunities, workshops, teacher trainings, public forums and community events.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.