If you are in Toronto, you are invited to the Media Workers Forum at Ryerson on November 14 organized by CWA Canada Associate Members. The event is free and is for students, volunteers and precarious media workers.
The day will include a discussion of the role of journalism schools, unions and employers in creating non-exploitative internships; a report back from the recent digital media workers organizing conference that happened in Kentucky; a round of speed mentorships and critiques; plus free lunch and a social with drinks and snacks.
Here are the details for the event:
Media Worker Forum
Saturday, November 14 | 11 AM – 6 PM
Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
Ryerson University, 245 Church St
Free! REGISTER HERE
This is a day of training, discussion and networking for student, volunteer, and precarious media workers. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day.
11:00 – Registration + Coffee
11:30 – Panel Discussion: Creating Quality Internships in the Media
1:00 – Lunch and Speed Critiques/Mentorships
3:00 – Workshop: How to Build a Sustainable Media Career
4:00 – Break
4:10 – Presentation: Report back from Media Workers Unite conference
5:00 – Social! Enjoy some snacks and a drink on us
ORGANIZED BY: CWA Canada Associate Members
CO-PRESENTED WITH: Ryerson Journalism, Canadian University Press
The space is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral washrooms.
CWA Canada is the parent union of the Canadian Media Guild