Media Advocacy

Sakhi Executive Director Purvi Shah served on a Grantee Success Stories panel as part of the 2008 Media Communications Conference, hosted by the New York Women’s Foundation on June 13th. Purvi offered insights into Sakhi’s media approach by providing examples and engaging the audience of about 40 people through humor and dialogue. She was joined by Sam Miller, a lead organizer with Picture the Homeless, and Laurie Combo, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, both of whom spoke of their own unique experiences with the media.

To hear selected audio clips of the panel event, click the links below. If you have a slow internet connection, right-click the links and save them to your hard drive first before trying to listen. For the purpose of clarity, some selections are presented in a question-and-answer format.

Purvi speaks about Sakhi’s experiences:

Selections from Sam and Laurie’s talks:

The 2008 Media Communications Conference was sponsored by the New York Foundation, New York Women’s Foundation, North Star Fund, Daphne Foundation, Stonewall Community Foundation, and the Union Square Awards.