Izzy Awards: April 12th: Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE.

April 12. Brave, independent journalists coming to Ithaca.

This year’s Izzy Award ceremony will feature honorees . . .

  • ARI BERMAN (The Nation), who revealed the 2016 election scandal of voter suppression targeting people of color and youth
  • SHANE BAUER (Mother Jones), who wrote the blockbuster expose:My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard.”
  • SETH FREED WESSLER (Nation Institute Investigative Fund), who exposed neglect and avoidable deaths inside U.S. for-profit prisons designated for non-citizens.

You’ll also meet the creators of a powerful docu-series on US structural inequality, “AMERICA DIVIDED,” which is receiving a special documentary honor. The series illuminated various issues, including environmental racism, worker exploitation, and mass incarceration.

Women March in Seneca Falls!

Copied and Pasted from: https://actionnetwork.org/events/women-march-in-seneca-falls-2017?source=direct_link&referrer=maureen-quigley~

Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 is an opportunity on January 21 to participate in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. The March begins at 10am with an outdoor rally at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, New York, site of the first convention for women’s rights held in 1848.

Marchers are asked to convene at First Amendment Declaration Park, between Visitor’s Center & Wesleyan Chapel, and wear white, purple or gold hat/cap, gloves, scarves to highlight colors worn by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and activist Suffragists as an instant means of visual recognition of their women’s rights movement.

Historic Seneca Falls is the US Birthplace of Women’s Rights; it was chosen for this local march by central New York organizers as a reminder to EVERY local, state, and national elected and appointed government official that women’s rights activists are carrying on the political traditions of their foremothers. Organizer and event spokesperson, Melina Carnicelli, said, “As a result of the 2016 US election cycle, women are recommitted to be ever vigilant in their political activism. Women, and men, who support the hard-fought gains made over the past 150 years, are watching that rights belonging to women MUST NEVER BE DIMINISHED in our country, only uplifted. We call on all supporters of women’s rights as human rights to walk with us on January 21.”

Marchers will walk the five block route from First Amendment Declaration Park to First Presbyterian Church on Cayuga Street, where Alice Paul in a 1923 speech introduced what has become known as the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. A 2-hour indoor rally at the Church is free and open to all at the end of the march route. The program schedule features speakers and musical performances on political issues of deep concern to activists throughout the United States. “Call to Action” information tables by local civic groups will be located in the annex building adjacent to the Church.

Women March in Seneca Falls2017 is an inclusive march and is free to join.

Event Partners: Friends of WRNHP; Central New York NOW Chapter; Emma Bauso; Designs; Auburn Public Theater; Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls; WomanMade Products; Planned Parenthood Council of Western & Central NY; Lake Drum Brewing; and many individuals who support this cause.
“We’ve chosen the path to equality; don’t let them turn us around.”
-Geraldine Ferraro

ProQuest: Maintenance window: Jan 28th 10 pm to Jan 29th, 6 am

[edited out information that does not pertain to IC Library –chm].

From ProQuest:

Over the weekend of SaturdaySunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience.  Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

Global Timing

  • United States (EST): Saturday, 28 Jan., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 a.m.

The following product will be temporarily offline:

Research database

 

 

Izzy Award Nominations for 2016 Officially Open #TwIthaca

From Jeff Cohen, Director, Park Center for Independent Media (December 12, 206)

Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2016 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by January 19, 2017, and self-nominations are acceptable. (The judges may also nominate.) Nominations should be submitted via a brief e-mail (250 words or less) that includes supporting Web links (no more than six) and/or attached materials to Brandy Hawley at bhawley@ithaca.edu. More information here.

 Izzy Award winners are selected by a panel of judges with expertise in independent media. Joining PCIM director Jeff Cohen on the panel for the ninth year in a row are communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney and Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G. W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.

  • The inaugural Izzy Award in 2009 was shared by blogger Glenn Greenwald and “Democracy Now!” host/executive producer Amy Goodman.
  •  2010: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill.
  • 2011: Shared by New York City investigative outlet “City Limits” and author/“Truthdig” cofounder Robert Scheer.
  • 2012: Shared by journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and the investigative outlet Center for Media and Democracy for its work on “ALEC Exposed.”
  • 2013: Nonprofit outlet “Mother Jones.” 
  • 2014: Shared by investigative journalists John Carlos Frey and Nick Turse. Also in 2014, previous Izzy winners Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill were inducted into the newly established I.F. Stone Hall of Fame.
  • 2015: Shared by author Naomi Klein (“This Changes Everything”) and investigative journalist David Sirota.
  • 2016: Shared by “Inside Climate News” for its series “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” and independent journalists Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) and freelancer Brandon Smith for exposing the cover-up of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. Also in 2016, Amy Goodman was inducted into the I. F. Stone Hall of Fame.