Learn More About Indyreader: Audio from Our Open House

Learn More About Indyreader: Audio from Our Open House

Dan Staples and Stephen Roblin, of the Indyreader Collective, Model their Indyreader T-shirts. Fuzzy Photo By: Corey Reidy (the not visible Indyreader Collective Member)
Dan Staples and Stephen Roblin, of the Indyreader Collective, Model their Indyreader T-shirts. Fuzzy Photo By: Corey Reidy (the not visible Indyreader Collective Member)

Hello friends! We realize it's November, but waaaay back in August of this year we had an Open House at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeeshop in order to open up the gates of our project and invite people to learn about us and into the fold.Some things have changed since we had this discussion, for instance we're putting on hold the idea of paying anyone to work full-time on the project. We still hope that someday that will be a goal realized, currently we want to focus on content generation rather fundraising. Regardless of the changes since this discussion occurred (and we're glad there have been evolutions in the project! 'Tis a good sign!), we still think that much of the conversation is really relevant. If you wish to know more about Indyreader. We hope that you will enjoy!

Oh, and a heads up, we're very sorry but the first ten minutes or so of the conversation was cut off. During this ten minutes collective member, Corey Reidy, enumerated some of the history of Indyreader. We're sorry that we lost this audio but we plan to have another Open House in the somewhat near future where you can hear all about it all over again!

Here's what we said about the last Open House:

Your very favorite local grassroots social justice independent media project is having an Open House! That's right, The Baltimore Indypendent Reader (Indyreader) invites everyone to join in a collaborative discussion about DIY media-making in Baltimore City and beyond. Indyreader aims to always be a community-constructed resource for active knowledge sharing and cultivating for all of us working to further social justice and its movements.

At the Open House we hope to discuss the importance of this type of media-making, as well as the project itself -- how it operates, what we currently seek to achieve/are working on, our dreams for the future, etc. We gather at our personal favorite community activist space (*cough* Red Emma's *cough*) in order to discuss with you -- your thoughts/insights, as well as how you can become involved with Indyreader. Involvement in Indyreader can take multiple directions. You can participate in open forums like this Open House, be a Contributor, or a Sustainer, or whatever your imaginations can dream and actualize!

Indyreader is your media! We invite you to come learn about it and make it with us!