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Podcasting for the Movement, a skill-sharing workshop

  • Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University 1317 West Pettigrew Street Durham, NC, 27705 United States (map)

Calling all activists, organizers, social justice rabble-rousers, radical journalists, documentarians, and people directly affected by oppression! Please join us for a movement podcasting intensive in Durham on September 7th and 8th from 9am to 5pm (must commit to both days).

The intensive is sliding scale, and includes breakfast and lunch.


This practical, hands-on workshop covers many aspects of getting a podcast project off the ground, including idea-development, basic technical and production needs, field recording and studio recording, writing, and mixing audio. It is designed for people in social justice movement and activism with a variety of skill levels, but a clear idea for a project they want to work on whether it’s an oral history, an interview series, or even audio fiction. The workshop meets people where they are in terms of equipment and budget, and includes recommendations for how to make use of free and easily accessible tools.

***We are committed to creating an accessible space, and if you are accepted into the workshop, we will follow up about your accessibility needs including language, childcare, physical and financial aid as needed.***


Lewis Raven Wallace is an activist journalist with many years of experience producing award-winning audio news and documentaries, and is the host and executive producer of The View From Somewhere podcast. Ze is the national program director for Press On, a new southern movement journalism collective.
Pronouns: Ze / Hir / Hirs

Hideo Higashibaba is an audio producer who has reported on daily news, economic and racial segregation, and culture. He is the host and creator of Growing Up Moonie podcast.
Pronouns: He / Him / His

Roxana Bendezú, an immigrant woman of color from Lima, is an activist documentarian and socio-political analyst. In January of this year, Roxana founded Migrant Roots Media, an organization that seeks to serve as a platform that collects and amplifies the perspectives of migrants on the root causes of migration, as well as of the people who struggle to stay and thrive in their homes and on their lands.
Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

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