It's Annual Member Meeting Time
This year’s Annual Member Meeting is on Thursday, March 30, doors open at 6:00 pm. The meeting begins promptly at 6:30 pm. The Annual Member Meeting is a special time where we gather as a community, members, board and staff, to reflect on our accomplishments of the past year and get a preview of what’s ahead. 2016 was a very dynamic on all fronts, so there is much to celebrate.
You will have an opportunity to meet the candidates running for PhillyCAM’s Board of Directors. Read more about this year’s candidates at 2017-board-candidates. Please remember to check your inbox for your electronic board election ballot. You will be able to cast your ballot at the meeting using the computers in the Media Lab.
We are thrilled El Sawyer, award-winning filmmaker and activist, will join us as our first Special Guest Speaker. El will share his personal story as an artist, entrepreneur and activist using media to make change. The first 20 people to sign in at the meeting will receive a special gift. Everyone present will be able to participate in a raffle to win a PhillyCAM voucher for a free workshop.
What’s happening after the meeting?
- Check out a demo of the new moving lights in the Main Studio and the new Green Screen Studio on the 2nd Floor.
- Have a professional headshot taken by PhillyCAM’s own Rossi Brooks to help promote your show and complete your PhillyCAM user profile.
- Record a drop or promo for your show to air on PhillyCAM’s new community radio station, WPPM 106.5 FM.
- Network with fellow members.
- Pick up certificates, get PhillyCAM Member card, and enjoy some light refreshments.
More about Special Guest Speaker, El Sawyer
El Sawyer is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and co-founder of MING Media, a film company that specializes in multimedia documentation of criminal justice issues and marginalized communities. Drawing on his own experience with incarceration, Sawyer speaks internationally on the challenges of reentry, recidivism, and neglected communities. Using videography as a vehicle, his community work led him to build connections across the social landscape; his work includes mentoring recently returned citizens, collaborating with Department of Justice officials, and educating federal employees about the realities of reentry. In 2015, Sawyer met with President Barack Obama to share the experience of incarceration and offer his own perspective on criminal justice reform and solutions. He was named a “2016 Artist As Activist Fellow” by the prestigious Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and has received numerous awards for film and community work.