Endorsing community organizations:
NW Alliance for Alternative Media & Education (Regional)
B Media Collective (Portland, OR)
Media Island International (Olympia, WA)
Right 2 Survive Radio (Portland, OR)
2nd Chance Media (Portland, OR)
KOWA 106.5 (Olympia, WA)
Underdog International (Portland, OR)
XRAY FM (Portland, OR)
The Black Portlanders (Portland, OR)
Jericho Movement (National/Oregon)
KBOO (Portland, OR)
Hollow Earth Radio (Seattle, WA)
SmartMeme Studios (Union, WA)
PM Press (Oakland, CA)
The Freedom Archives (San Francisco, CA)
Media Alliance (Oakland, CA)
California Prison Focus (Oakland, CA)
Eberhardt Press (Portland, OR)
Backbone Campaign (Vashon, WA)
Media Institute for Social Change (Portland, OR)
KSOW (Cottage Grove, OR)
Arresting Power (Portland, OR)
Portland Indymedia (Portland, OR)
Works In Progress (Olympia, WA)
Free Geek (Portland, OR)
People Places Things (Portland, OR)
Weird Shift (Portland, OR)
Portland Street Art Alliance (Portland, OR)
Endless Canvas (Oakland, CA)
Graffiti Defense Coalition (Seattle, WA)
Rise Communications (Portland, OR)
KPOV (Bend, OR)
KSKQ (Ashland, OR)
KSHD-LP (Shady Cove, OR)
KMUZ (Salem, OR)
KWSO (Warm Springs, OR)
Institute for Anarchist Studies (National)
Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change (Portland, OR)
North Portland Multimedia Training Center (Portland, OR)
A Fourth Act (Portland, OR)
Project Censored (San Francisco, CA)
NW Film Center (Regional)
KWVA (Eugene, OR)
Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (Portland, 0R)
Know Your City (Portland, OR)
Open Whisper Systems (Seattle/World)
Alternative Radio (Boulder, CO)
Latin Waves Media (Vancouver, BC)
Occupy Radio (Eugene, OR)
Justseeds (North America)
Softbox Films (Portland, OR)
Celly (Portland, OR)
Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (Portland, OR)
Research Club (Portland, OR)
Wild Planet Radio (Portland, OR)
Radio Survivor (Internet)
KPFA (Berkeley, CA)
KMEC-LP (Ukiah, CA)
KAOS (Olympia, WA)
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (Portland, OR)
Radio Tierra (Hood River, OR)
Portland Community Media (Portland, OR)
KBCS (Seattle, WA)
KRFP (Moscow, ID)
KYAQ (Lincoln County, OR)
Endorsing institutional partners:
Pacific University Department of Media Arts (Forest Grove, OR)
Add your organization to the list by visiting our endorsement page.
NW Alliance for Alternative Media & Education (NAAME) is a long standing non-profit best known for publishing the Portland Alliance alternative newspaper. NAAME has shifted focus to act as a coalition of community media groups working together to support building closer ties with each other and working to assist grassroots non-profits in building their media skills and capacity.
B Media Collective is a Portland based community-based video art collective that uses documentary films, political remix videos, and skill-building workshops to catalyze collaborative work for social justice.
Media Island International is a resource and networking center for individuals, organizations, and movements working on Social Justice, Economic Democracy, Ecological Sustainability, and Peace. We gather, evaluate, and distribute underpublished information on critical issues at strategic times.
2nd Chance Media is here to provide an opportunity for individuals seeking that 2nd chance to receive training, skills and education in media and organizing. 2nd Chance includes the Empowered Voices Media Program (EVMP) which provides the homeless community an opportunity to learn media production skills.
106.5 KOWA is a young, fully licensed 100 watt low power FM radio station in Olympia, WA at the beautiful base of the Puget Sound. We are a non-profit radio station whose mission is to give voice to individuals, organizations and movements working for social justice, economic democracy, ecological sustainability and peace.
The mission of Underdog International is to empower independent news journalists, humanitarian organizations and documentary filmmakers by advocating for the right to free expression, providing tools and training where media access is limited, and maintaining an open platform for transparent investigative journalism.
Globalfam strives to bring artists that should be heard to a global audience; creating art and entertainment that further promotes a Social Justice Lifestyle and a Global Culture for Humankind. ‘With a focus on the local, but its Global, Fam.’
Our programming is a progressive blend of talk and music that amplifies both the sounds and the voices of our city. XRAY.fm started broadcasting from East Portland at 91.1 mhz FM on March 15th, 2014. We look at matters from multiple angles, we seek truth and a better community…and fun.
The Black Portlanders is a personal blog curated by Intisar Abioto, a writer, dancer, photographer, and multi-disciplinary artist. The blog asks black people about their experiences living in Portland.
Jericho is a movement with the defined goal of gaining recognition of the fact that Political Prisoners (PP’s) and Prisoners of War exist inside of the United States, despite the U.S. government’s continued denial and winning amnesty and freedom for these PP’s. The Oregon Jericho chapter is a regular contributer to the Prison Pipeline radio program.
Hollow Earth Radio is an online (streaming only) diy radio operating out of an attic public space in Seattle’s Central District. We feature found sound, field recordings, story-telling, dream-collecting, radio plays, live house shows, local in-home performances and content given to us BY YOU. We support local and northwest music and other underground music from around the world.
SmartMeme Studios is a full service agency providing strategic communications and branding, writing and graphic design, and integrated marketing services with a story-based approach and an eye for building social (media) movements for your brand or campaign.
PM Press seeks to create radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, T-shirts, visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire you. We aim to distribute these through every available channel with every available technology.
“Preserve the past – illuminate the present – shape the future.” We regularly produce original documentaries and educational media for use within schools and as tools for community building. These programs focus on subjugated history and serve as organizing tools as well as rooting organizing in the history of resistance to oppression.
Media Alliance is a media resource and advocacy center for media workers, non-profit organizations, and social justice activists. Our mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.
California Prison Focus investigates and exposes human rights abuses with the goal of ending long term isolation, medical neglect, and all forms of discrimination. We publish a quarterly magazine, Prison Focus, distributed free to SHU prisoners.
Eberhardt Press, established in 2004, is dedicated to bringing anarchist and anti-authoritarian voices to print. We publish original titles as well as classic revolutionary texts. Everything published by Eberhardt Press is also printed at our offset print shop in Portland.
Backbone Campaign’s mission is to provide creative strategies, artful activism trainings, and creative action support to progressive activists, organizers and organizations around the US and beyond in order to invigorate and nurture a people-power, community-based, and internationally-networked nonviolent social movement for human rights, thriving communities, and ecological wellbeing.
Since 2006, MISC has been teaching public interest journalism and supporting independent media. We have successfully implemented a two-month summer program to teach college students how to produce professional-quality film documentaries. The program examines local solutions for global issues, and prepares students with creative and journalistic experience they can utilize to create change.
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland Oregon (formerly known as Safe & Sound?) is a film project by a collective of artists, activists, and community organizers in Portland who are concerned about the Portland Police Bureau’s routine use of excessive force and other methods of intimidation.
Portland Indymedia hosts a website with an open publishing newswire to which anyone can post text, images, audio, and video. Unlike a newspaper or other form of media, anyone is free to post their news and experiences with a few exceptions.
Works In Progress is a free, volunteer-operated progressive community newspaper based in Olympia, Washington. Established by the Thurston County Rainbow Coalition, the paper published its first issue in May 1990.
People-Places-Things exists to provide language and cultural bridging services to the emerging America that embraces its multiethnic, multilingual identity. Our vision is living in integrated communities which retain their language and cultural diversity.
Weird Shift is an alternative atelier, an off-center for paralogical inquiries, artifacts, and ideas. A place where the aggregation of cultural arcana, speculative theories and the pursuit of sideline knowledge areas is encouraged.
Portland Street Art Alliance aims to activate Portland’s streets by promoting creative interventions in public spaces. We are a network of artists, academics, and professionals who believe vibrant street art is an essential ingredient in building a unique, dynamic, and playful city. By using research, education, networking, and outreach PSAA advocates for a more democratic culture of self-expression in the city.
Endless Canvas is run by lizard people working for the government. These lizard people pose as a collective of photographers dedicated to documenting graffiti and supporting the Bay Area street art movement. There is no one head lizard.
Graffiti Defense Coalition is a grassroots organization working for policy that supports street art. Our mission is to work on behalf of street based artists to give street art and graffiti a voice to strengthen the public image of street art in hopes to usher in a new era of community tolerance and appreciation.
Our mission at KSKQ is to produce community radio that empowers the residents of the Rogue Valley, builds sustainable and resilient communities through the exchange of ideas and celebrates cultural diversity.
The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS), a nonprofit foundation established in 1996 to support the development of anarchism, is a grant-giving organization for radical writers and translators worldwide. To date, we have funded over a hundred projects by authors from countries around the world.
Groundswell is a dynamic network of oral historians, activists, cultural workers, community organizers, and documentary artists who are using oral history and narrative in creative, effective and ethical ways to support movement building and transformative social change.
The NPMTC was conceived to address the lack of access to video equipment and training opportunities in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods and helps balance the disparities found in every African American community in the US.
A Fourth Act is an interdisciplinary collective of storytellers, facilitators, researchers, designers and technologists using stories and technology to empower audiences in becoming agents of change in their communities.
Project Censored educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government. We expose and oppose news censorship and we promote independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking.
The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish
Since 1994 we have been working to discover and publicize the history of sexual minorities in the Pacific Northwest. We also gladly partner with organizations in the community to publicize and celebrate the history of all LGBTQ-identified minorities in Oregon and the Pacific NW.
Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Our programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action.
Open Whisper Systems is both a large community of Open Source contributors, as well as a small team of dedicated developers. Together, we’re working to advance the state of the art for secure communication, while simultaneously making it easy for everyone to use.
Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Our program is carried by over 175 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners.
Latin Waves was started as a resource to educate the public about the extraordinary changes and social movements that are happening in Latin America, there is a literal blackout in the Canadian main stream media around these historic changes.
On Occupy Radio Rivera and Getch talk with revolutionaries, activists, and targets of the NSA. The Occupy movement exploded into the cultural consciousness for a reason, they aim to find out why, and what it will mean for the future.
Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights is a diverse group of students and community members at Portland State University who are organized on democratic principles and working to promote awareness and student engagement in the campaign for justice, equality and human rights for the Palestinian people.
We create opportunities for people who are really into something to share what they know and care about with other inquisitive people. These can be presentations, parties, classes, or events that defy categorization.
Radio Survivor attempts to shed light on the ongoing importance of radio: from the airwaves (FM, AM, Short-wave, HD, satellite) to online. We are proponents for the relevance of radio as a participatory communications medium. As both fans and producers, we write about the problems and prospects of radio.
Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. Much of our programming is local, original and eclectic, with a well produced mix of news and in depth public affairs, an ongoing drama, literature and performance series, interviews, and reviews.
Radio Tierra’s mission is to provide high quality, innovative programming to the Gorge area and the world, which will bring together our diverse populations in order to promote mutual understanding, community support, and opportunities for community development.
At PCM we connect people to media technologies and ensure equitable access for communities to share their stories, viewpoints and culture for the purpose of promoting broad participation in our civic and cultural life.
KBCS connects minds and hearts to the diversity of music and ideas. To accomplish our mission, we produce and broadcast quality programming that supports more inclusive, interdependent communities. Operated as a public service by Bellevue College, KBCS trains and provides opportunities for community members to participate in all aspects of radio.