Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 10:44:59 EST
sounds great. my impression is that they need something for a "public
policy" panel. the march date is coming close.
Ching Wah Chin
Sr. Assoc. Corp. Counsel
City of Yonkers Law Department
City Hall 300
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 377-6224 voc
(914) 964-0563 fax
From: BiceW@AOL.COM [mailto:BiceW@AOL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:32 AM
Subject: WATPA: I'll help w/ WATPA participation at ACM Conference in March
I believe strongly that WATPA has an important role to play in forums such
as the Alliance for Community Media. One of the major issues facing the
Community Media community is the evolving definition of media access, and
the facilities and institutions which offer such access.
One important idea ACM explores is the evolution of the Public Access
Studios into multi-media Community Media Centers, integrating libraries,
public meeting facilties, origination points for local content
distribution, as well as training and access to a broad range of media.
Many of these Centers play a significant role in Workforce Development, as
well as Distance Learning.
There are none (to my knowledge) in Westchester.
I attended a meeting of the Cable Access Leadership in Westchester with
Chuck Sherwood last summer. The meeting was chaired by Doris Blank, who
works for Nita Lowey. I came away feeling that that group, with it's focus
in Cable TV, and WATPA had a lot to offer each other. Perhaps this
conference is a good place to start that work.
Chuck Sherwood, one of the conference organizers, is an old friend and
current business associate.
I would be happy to work with a committee of WATPA to represent us at the
Anyone else interested?
Bice C. Wilson
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