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Mission Statement

PCM is a public benefit, SmartAccess Multimedia center, working to empower the voices of diverse communities through the comprehension and use of multimedia technology.

Description

PCM Values:

Public Discourse, Civic Engagement and the First Amendment: Fostering participation in community life by providing a public forum for free speech, community dialogue, cultural exchange and artistic expression; encouraging the use of media to stimulate critical thinking and action around common issues and concerns.

Voice and Empowerment: Supporting individuals in developing self-confidence and a public voice; building their capacity to become change agents through community media.

Diversity and Inclusiveness: Engaging a wide range of community perspectives, including those of groups that have historically been misrepresented or under-represented; encouraging understanding and collaboration across barriers such as race, culture, class, ideology, gender, age and sexual orientation.

Media Literacy: Providing the training and tools necessary for people to become effective communicators in the Information Age, able to examine media critically and use media competently.

Service to Community: Providing extraordinary community service based on the needs, interests and gifts within the diverse communities we serve; offering up-to-date technology and training models that engage individuals and groups in the lives of their communities.

Creativity: Celebrating artistic freedom and nurturing the creativity that new and continuing volunteers, community members and staff bring to community media projects.

Open Access and Media Democracy:

Promoting electronic public spaces for the community; working to ensure open access to communications technologies and distributions systems as a crucial component of a democratic society.

Website

http://www.pcmtv.org

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