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MISC's bi-weekly newsletter: February 27th, 2017
Learn more about Radio U and download an application at mediamakingchange.org/radiou.

THE NON-PROFIT HOUR TUESDAY AT 1PM ON XRAY.FM WITH WVDO AND TRASH FOR PEACE

First we speak to Agnes Zach, the executive director of Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). WVDO offers training and development for the next generation of non-profit leaders through their various workshops and long-term leadership classes. 

We will also hear from Laura Tokarski, the founder of Trash for Peace, a non-profit that works to provide hands-on creative experiences to promote resilient communities and a world without waste. 

Finally, we will hear a short radio-documentary about the Portland Fruit Tree Project. The piece was created by Lindsey Smith last summer during MISC's Summer Documentary program.

THE NON-PROFIT HOUR
Busy at 1pm? You can listen to our new episodes the following Monday at 6am, and all of our episodes at every hour, as well as become a sustaining member, at mediamakingchange.org/nph. Have a non-profit in Portland that deserves our Terry Gross-style Q&A coverage? Email nph@mediamakingchange.org.
SUMMER DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM ALUMNI PROFILES
In celebration of all the emerging media producers from ten years of our Summer Documentary Program, and in an effort to continue to share stories of social change, MISC is excited to profile our alumni and the inspiring work they're up to around the country. This week we're proud to introduce Trisha Patterson, a Senior at Western Washington University in Bellingham. 
TRISHA PATTERSON
I am working on a film about an Indigenous Land Defenders camp called the Unist’ot’en Camp in northern British Columbia (below). I am also studying to take the LSAT, with hopes to studying environmental law at the University of Oregon. Go Ducks.

Education: Western Washington University, 2017 (Public Relations major, Political Science and Environmental Policy minor)

2016 Summer Documentary Program
Video: Erion: stepping to the line
Radio: Exchange. Barter. Share.

What is a lasting memory from your summer with MISC?
Being given the privilege of being mentored by established creatives and filmmakers throughout the process of producing radio and a film is the most prominent and lasting memory I have of MISC. The leadership at MISC gives their hearts and all of their energy to organizing the program in a way that is intentional and effective, yet allows room for intense creativity and cooperation among the group.

Can you recommend a film, podcast, book, or media work?
I would recommend Mia Mingus’ Changing the Framework: Disability Justice. This is the title of a zine I recently read that discusses disability politics, accessibility and ableism.

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Trisha! Watch Trisha's film Winter at Unist'ot'en below, read more about her experiences since summer on our blog, and learn more about the Summer Documentary Program
Winter at Unist'ot'en 2016-2017
This 13 minute short is about winter life at Unist’ot’en camp, an Indigenous land defender’s camp in central northern British Columbia. These defenders are living and subsiding on their traditional territories and asserting their right to use their resources and protect their land from fossil fuel interests and development by the Canadian government.

DO YOU LIVE IN PORTLAND AND HAVE A ROOM TO SPARE? HOST A STUDENT JUNE 28TH - AUGUST 10TH
The Media Institute for Social Change is always seeking friendly Portlanders to host our students during the Summer Documentary Program. We hope to create the best opportunities for our students when they come to Portland by introducing them to inspiring community members, teaching important production and storytelling tools, and asking them to create their own documentaries about social change. Home stays are one way to help make the program affordable, but are also a unique chance for students to be a part of Portland and meet some amazing Portlanders along the way. If you think your household would make a good home stay, or you would like to learn more about hosting a student, please email rose@mediamakingchange.org

SPECIAL THANKS TO CHINOOK BOOK, OFFICIAL
UNDERWRITERS TO THE NON-PROFIT HOUR!
Chinook Book print and mobile editions contain fantastic coupons for businesses that meet our criteria, and great resources for sustainable living including: farmers markets, recycling, local biking and transit, clean energy and green home. If your business or organization is interested in becoming an official partner of the Media Institute for Social Change, please email rose@mediamakingchange.org.
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