September of the Month, Jonathan Stein
It took PhillyCAM 25 years to get City approval and finally begin, in 2009, its great media work with communities across the City. Jonathan, as CLS’s General Counsel, joined Gretjen Clausing and a group of fellow media advocates in the early 2000’s to lobby the Mayor and City Council to understand the importance of public media for the people and to gain their approval.
When final City approval was won, Jonathan in 2008 became PhillyCAM’s first co-chair of its new Board of Directors, with Louis Massiah of Scribe Video Center, and served on the Board until 2016. He is extremely proud of its accomplishments over the past 15 years and all the great talent and dedication exhibited by all those creating and presenting media at PhillyCAM.
Because Jonathan is also a dancer (and a writer on dance for thINKingDANCE.net), he recently created a solo dance/spoken word performance that was performed at CLS last June 2022 in the Rehearsing Philadelphia festival. A film of his solo about his cases at CLS, “27 Onward: Dancing in the Revolution,” was broadcast by PhillyCAM this past summer and is playing Fridays at 7pm throughout September.