AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival and International Documentary Conference

Takoma Park | Silver Spring, MD
June 24-25

Thursday, June 24th

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In Conversation with the Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Friday, June 25th

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ANNOUNCING THE PUBLIC MEDIA CORPS: BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
A provocative discussion led by best-selling author, social critic and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, and featuring a live taping of his radio show. Who defines public media? What is the future of public broadcasting as a relevant form of engagement for communities of color? How can various technologies and broader trends in social media be used to increase public media's community impact? In collaboration with the National Black Programming Consortium, WEAA-FM and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. WHO KILLED BLACK HISTORY MONTH? Teaching, Learning, and Celebrating African American History in the Digital Age
Join Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman for a sneak peek of his documentary feature MORE THAN A MONTH and a preview of the film's mobile application More Than A Map(p), a collaborative history mapping project. http://www.morethanamonth.org

RSVP to the following e-mail address - [email protected]

Free parking is available at the parking garage at the Center on King Street from Georgia Ave.

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