CELEBRATE VIDEO VOLUNTEERS’ JOURNEY OF EMPOWERMENT
Please join founders Stalin K. and Jessica Mayberry for drinks and hors d’oevres and an inspiring conversation about community media. Video Volunteers is an India-based nonprofit that empowers the poor to change the media as we know it. Watch video reports made by slumbdwellers and villagers in India. Hear how their lives change as they use media to solve local problems. Learn how you can get involved. there will be two intimate gatherings hosted by close friends and we hope you will join us at one of them.
Friday, June 22nd, 7pm, at the home of Richard and Phoebe Clay, 13 Melrose Gardens, London W6 7RN (nearest tubes Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush)
Tuesday, June 26th, 6 pm, At the home of Constance Byam Shaw, 9 Kensington Park Garden, London W11 3HB
Hosts: Richard and Phoebe Clay, Constance Byam Shaw, Paola de Frankopan, Zeina Durra, Saadi Soudavar, Stalin K. & Jessica Mayberry
This event is a fundraiser and we hope we will inspire you to make a gift. Donate online
Did you know that Video Volunteers is:
• Reducing corruption as people learn their rights so government and people take action
• Challenging untouchability, domestic violence, child marriage, state violence and divisive
• Devising a new business model for the base of the pyramid, allowing people to monetize their
• Training hundreds of people from the poorest backgrounds in creativity, critical thinking and
Video Volunteers has empowered thousands of people from slums and villages to take action against corruption and other rights violations. The non-profit organization trains men & women from slums and villages as news producers who report stories directly affecting their communities. These citizen journalists, who give voice to people who traditionally have had none, include former rickshaw drivers, diamond cutters, farm laborers, as well as village elders, health workers and other community activists.
Our stories have been seen on Al Jazeera, CNN IBN, NewsX, Nickelodeon, MTV Iggy, as well as in countless villages and slums during night time open-air screenings and discussions. Our work has received lots of awards (Ashoka, The Knight News Challenge, Echoing Green, TED, among others) for our unique business model that seeks to diversify the media while empowering the voiceless.