Media Justice|Courage of Chris Drew | CAN TV’s Barbara Popvic speaks
A moment in his (Chris Drew) life came..he identified for the rest of us, the personal courage it takes..the willingness of an individual to go against power.
There is a power in us to take a stand as an individual. – Barbara Popovic, Executive Director of CAN TV
SEE/Hear Barbara Popovic
© 2012 video/Chris Drew Legacy Interview #10. by Nancy Bechtol, APA Photojournalist. Barbara Popovic is the Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) EXEC Director. This video is in a series of people sharing insights to the artist/activist and his life.
Chris Drew, Exec. Director (volunteer) for the nonprofit organization he founded, UM-CAC, Uptown Multicultural Arts Center, was with CAN TV for 15 years -heavily showing with the Live Call in format. His passion for the arts and our rights as citizens, especially for artists, was his lifetime commitment.
The Bill of Rights..Religion, Press, Speech, Right of Assembly…then a pause.. Right to Petition the Government and Right to Redress
The First Amendment’s fifth right will come as a surprise to many. Only 1% of Americans even know that it exists.
The Right to Petition was central to constitutional law and politics in the early United States. It is the First Amendment’s capstone:
“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people …
to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“People will say they believe in the 1st Amendment until they hear something they do not agree with…”
CAN TV is an independent nonprofit established by the City of Chicago in 1983 as the public’s space on cable television free of commercials, filters, and censors.On our five local channels you can see the diversity of people and ideas that reflect Chicago, including voices often excluded from the mainstream media.The city where neighbors can freely share their passions and talents with one another is the city that works better. For everyone.So step up, http://cantv.org/news/ make, watch, and support the people’s network in Chicago
Chicago Premiere at the Logan Theatre ,” Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” by Nancy Bechtol. Featuring indie Music by Behind the Sun-Andy Alton & David Mansfield “Paper Airplane” courtesy of Hey Now Records – one night only – 11.14.14 Friday 7:30 PM
See/Hear the Nancy Bechtol interview by Dan O’Donnell – Logan Square TV
An important documentary about street artist Chris Drew, and his challenges and victory defending First Amendment rights for all citizens, especially Artists. Chicago premiere at The Logan Theatre on Friday, 7:30pm November 14. The film, Free Speech and the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist is directed by Logan Square resident, Nancy Bechtol. Literally thousands of people across Chicago know Chris Drew, because of his vibrant presence in Chicago’s art community